Early voting for the city of Phoenix mayor and council Nov. 8 runoff election begins on Oct. 13. In this election, registered voters who reside in the city of Phoenix will elect a mayor and voters in Districts 1 and 5 will elect a council member.

The election is open to Phoenix registered voters who reside within the city of Phoenix at least 29 days before the election. The deadline to register to vote in this runoff election is Monday. County and state offices will be closed on Oct. 10 for the Columbus Day holiday. As a result, voters are encouraged to register prior to Oct. 10; however, residents also will have the option to register online at servicearizona.com on Oct. 10.

Voters who are not on the Permanent Early Voting List and who have not requested a ballot may still submit a signed, written request for an early ballot by mail. Request forms for a city ballot are available at phoenix.gov/election/ebr_form.pdf. The request must be received by the City Clerk Department no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Voters who received a ballot by mail for the August 2011 mayor and council election will receive a ballot by mail for this runoff election. Early ballots must be received by the City Clerk no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Voters may cast an early ballot during business hours at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., 15th floor, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Thursday, Oct. 13, through Friday, Nov. 4. Other early voting sites will open starting on Saturday, Oct. 22. Accessible voting devices that permit voters with disabilities to vote independently will be available at the early voting sites.

For more information about the runoff election, visit phoenix.gov/election or call the City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683), TTY/602-534-2737.

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