The Phoenix City Council is seeking public comment on a proposal to change when City elections for Mayor and City Council, along with other measures, would be held. The change is being considered to potentially increase participation in city elections, since more voters tend to participate in the state elections, particularly in the November General Election.

The proposal is to move City elections from August and November of odd-numbered years, to the fall of even-numbered years which would be at the same time as the statewide elections. This is known as “consolidated elections.” The proposal means City offices and measures would now appear on the same ballot with the races for federal, state, and county offices, and ballot propositions for the state and county. To make these changes happen, residents would need to vote to amend the City Charter on the state ballot this fall.

A series of public meetings will be held in April to provide information to the public on the possible impacts, answer questions and obtain public input. These meetings will precede, or follow, already-scheduled meetings on the city’s proposed budget for FY 2018-19.

Date/TimeCouncil District(s)Location
Monday, April 2, 5 p.m.D3North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N. 7th Street
Tuesday, April 3, 5 p.m.D2/D3Paradise Valley Community Center
Multi-Purpose Room, 17402 N. 40th St.
Thursday, April 5, 5 p.m.D3/D5Sunnyslope Community Center
Multi-Purpose Room, 802 E. Vogel
Monday, April 9, 5 p.m.D4Steele Indian School Park
Memorial Hall, 300 E. Indian School Rd.
Wednesday, April 11, 5 p.m.BilingualMaryvale Community Center
Auditorium, 4420 N. 51st Avenue
Monday, April 16, 8:30 am(After Budget Hearing)D6Pecos Community Center
17010 S. 48th St.
Tuesday, April 17, 5 p.m.D1/D2Goelet A. C. Beuf Community Center
Multi-Purpose Room, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd
Tuesday, April 17, 5 p.m.D7/D8Cesar Chavez High School
Cafeteria, 3921 W. Baseline Road

For more information, visit Phoenix.gov/Elections or call 602-262-6837.


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