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Najafi: Curious about how an all-mail election works?


Especially with the upcoming Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) budget override vote, it's essential to know what's what to be sure we renew vital funding to our public schools. 

So, what's an all-mail election?

It's pretty much what it sounds like: every single registered voter within SUSD boundaries gets a ballot in their mailbox, even if they aren't on the Active Early Voters List (previously PEVL). 

But, hold up! Can you still mail your ballot in? Well, I guess you could if you like to live a little dangerous, but you can’t say I didn’t warn you. The county election department doesn't care about postmarks. They only accept ballots received by Nov. 7, 2023, regardless of when you mail it. At this late in the game, I sure wouldn’t risk it. Just swing by the polling station. Don't let your voice go unheard!

Wanna drop off your partner's ballot? Here's the scoop: You can totally do that if you're sharing an address. Just remember to have them sign the envelope.

Missed out on receiving your ballot? Don't sweat it! While it's too late for a replacement, you can still cast your vote. Skip over to BeBallotReady.vote. If you're registered, just show up in person to cast your vote.

Lost your ballot? Don't fret. Just head on over to a polling location and they'll print you a fresh one. Sorry, no high-tech voting machines here. This is a paper-only election.

Lucky for you, you can vote at any polling location in Maricopa County. The Mohave District Annex next to Mohave Middle School and Madison Elementary School are likely your closest options. Paradise Valley School District Offices are also available but only for drop-offs.  

Don’t let our kids down. Vote yes and get your ballot in today.