Chandler Voters To Get Ballot For Special Election
Chandler voters will be receiving a ballot in the mail this week. The special election calls for voters to decide whether Chandler should continue to have elections coinciding with state elections in August and November.
In 2008, Chandler went from a spring to a fall election after the state legislature enacted a law mandating cities with populations of at least 175,000 to coincide its elections with the state. The state high court has since ruled cities with its own charter should keep its original cycle. Chandler City Clerk Marla Paddock said polling places will not be open for this special election.
"The ballot has to be either delivered in person to the Chandler city clerk’s office or Maricopa County Elections department, or it has to be received in the mail on or before 7 p.m. on election day, which is Aug. 25," Paddock said.
Sixty percent of Chandler voters have signed-up for the permanent early voting. Paddock said most voters should be familiar with the process.