Chandler Special Election key dates and deadlines

Oct. 6, 2020
Voter dropping ballot into ballot box

Updated: Chandler City Hall will have a drop box starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, instead of the original date of Oct. 19.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Chandler residents who are registered voters will have an opportunity to approve a franchise agreement with Southwest Gas Corporation to allow the utility to construct, maintain and operate its natural gas system in the City-owned public rights-of-way. The special franchise election will be held in conjunction with the General Election.

Early voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 7 and will continue through Monday, Nov 2. Registered voters may vote early, in person at multiple locations throughout the Valley. To view a complete list of voting centers, visit Maricopa County Recorder. There are 11 locations in Chandler on this list, including:

  • Chandler Boulevard Shops (near P.F. Changs), 3305 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite E05, opens Oct. 22;
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 2626 E. Pecos Road, opens Oct. 22;
  • Sun Lakes United Methodist Church, 9248 E. Riggs Road, opens Oct. 22;
  • Annex at Chandler Commons, 1909 E. Ray Road, opens Oct. 28;
  • City of Chandler Environmental Education Center, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road, opens Nov. 2;
  • First Baptist Church, 3405 S. Arizona Ave., opens Nov. 2;
  • Islamic Center of the East Valley, 425 N. Alma School Road, opens Nov. 2;
  • MVD Chandler, 50 S. Beck Ave., opens Nov. 2;
  • Praise and Worship Center, 2551 N. Arizona Ave., opens Nov. 2;
  • Word Life Church, 2440 E. Germann Road, opens Nov. 2;
  • Department of Economic Security, 125 E. Elliot Road, Election Day only.

Starting Oct. 13, voters may drop off their voted ballots at Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. On Election Day, Nov. 3, voted ballots may also be dropped off at City Hall from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To vote in person (early or on Election Day), registered voters must present identification. A list of acceptable IDs is available at Chandler Elections, under Frequently Asked Questions.

Voters have until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 to request an early ballot be mailed to their home address for the Special/General Election. To request an early ballot by mail, call 602-506-1511, or submit a request online from Maricopa County. It is recommended to make your request as early as possible.

When requesting an early ballot, voters may request a one-time ballot by mail or have the option to sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List. Once a registered voter has signed up to be on the Permanent Early Voting List, they no longer have to request an early ballot be mailed; the ballot will automatically be mailed to the voter 27 days prior to any election.

Maricopa County Elections recommends that ballots be returned by mail no later than Tuesday, Oct. 27. However, it is advised to return your voted ballots as soon as possible. If you cannot mail your ballot back by Oct. 27, it is recommended to drop off the voted ballots at a voting location or ballot drop box.

For more information on the Special Election, visit Chandler Elections, or call the City Clerk’s Office at 480-782-2181.

Media contact:        
Stephanie Romero
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer