Carlisle: What to know about sending in your ballot in Glendale

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If you’re looking for where your polling place is, stop looking. This month’s special election is a ballot by mail election. All voters will mail in or drop off the ballots they received in the mail to vote.

To ensure ballots arrive by Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 5 — the city recommends you put your ballot in the mail no later than Tuesday, Oct. 29. If you’ve already missed that deadline, don’t worry. There are places you can drop off your ballot before or on Election Day.

Ballots can be dropped off at Glendale City Hall, 5850 W. Glendale Ave., during business hours, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays through Election Day. Ballots can also be dropped off at the game room at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 4. They can also be dropped off at the GCC game room 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5.

For a complete list of ballot-drop off locations in other Valley cities, visit recorder.maricopa.gov/pdf/ballotdropoff.pdf .

Am I registered?

If you’re unsure whether you’re registered to vote in Glendale, visit recorder.maricopa.gov/earlyvotingballot/voterregistrationlookup.aspx to check your registration status.

If you are registered and did not receive a ballot or made a mistake on the ballot you received, you can pick up a replacement ballot at the GCC game room on the specified dates above or at any of the ballot dropoff locations in the link above.

Did my ballot arrive?

It can feel uncertain to send a ballot off in the mail and trust that it will be counted. Luckily, you can check up on your ballot to ensure your vote was counted.

To check the status of an early voting ballot, visit. recorder.maricopa.gov/earlyvotingballot/earlyvotingballotstatus.aspx. Voters can also call 602-506-1511 or opt into automatically receiving a “Ballot Status” text message by texting EV to MCVOTE (628683).

To check the status of a provisional ballot, visit recorder.maricopa.gov/provisionalballotstatus.

Be sure to check YourValley.net for live election updates on election night or pick up the Daily Independent the next day for election results.

For more election information visit maricopa.vote or contact the city of Glendale Clerk’s Office at 623-930-2252.

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