August 28, 2012 Primary Election
On April 23, 2012,
the Mesa City Council adopted Resolution 10017 calling a Primary
Election for August 28, 2012, and a General Election (Runoff
Election if needed), on November 6, 2012. This resolution
outlines the purpose of the elections, designates the deadline
for voter registration and establishes the times that polls will
be open. To access the resolution calling the Primary and
General Elections, please click on the link provided below.
The purpose of the
Primary Election is for voters citywide to elect a Mayor and for
voters in Districts 1, 2 and 3 to elect District Councilmembers
whose terms will expire in January 2017.
non-partisan Primary Election is being held in conjunction with
the State's partisan Primary. Voters
currently on the Permanent Early Voting List should have
received a 90-day notice (mailed in late May 2012) from Maricopa
County reconfirming where the early ballot would be mailed and
the party ballot, designated on their voter registration, to be
mailed. For those voters without a declared
party (Party Not Designated) or registered as an Independent,
they must declare to Maricopa County (602-506-1511) the ballot
they wish to receive (e.g. Americans Elect, Democrat, Green,
Republican) or non-partisan (City candidates only).
For those voters not on the Permanent Early Voting List
and wishing to receive an early ballot, the same requirements
noted above also apply.
Voters also have
the option of voting early in person at the Mesa City Clerk's
Office, 20 East Main Street, Suite 150, Monday - Thursday from
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Those without a
declared party or registered as an Independent will be asked to
declare their preferred ballot at that time.
Voters may also choose to vote at the polls on Election Day
(August 28th). Again, those without a
declared party or registered as an Independent will be asked, by
the poll workers, to declare their preferred ballot.
In accordance with
the City Charter, if a candidate for the office of Mayor
receives at the Primary Election the number of votes
constituting a majority of all of the valid ballots cast for the
office of Mayor, that candidate will be declared elected without
running at the General Election. In addition,
if a candidate for District Councilmember receives at the
Primary Election the number of votes constituting a majority of
all of the valid ballots cast for the office of Councilmember in
that District, that candidate will be declared elected without
running at the General Election.
If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk's
Office at (480) 644-4868.
Mesa City Plaza Building
20 East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201
Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Office of the City Clerk
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466
Phone: (elections) 480-644-4868