Ballots for mail-in election in Gilbert sent Oct. 6

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The ballots for the Nov. 2 all-mail election have been sent. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The ballots for the Nov. 2 all-mail election have been sent. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

The ballots for this fall’s jurisdictional elections were sent Oct. 6 to all eligible voters, regardless of whether they are signed up to receive ballots in the mail, according to the Maricopa County Elections Department.

Gilbert voters will decide on a $515 million streets, transportation and infrastructure bond and natural-gas franchise rights in town for Southwest Gas.

Additionally, those living in the boundaries of the Higley USD will decide on a $95 million bond package and in the Chandler USD boundaries on whether to continue a 15% maintenance and operations budget override.

Voters may mail back their ballot in its sealed and signed affidavit envelope so that it is postmarked by Oct. 26 and received by Election Day, Nov. 2, for this all-mail election.

Additionally, ballots may be taken to any in-person voting or drop-off location. In Gilbert, the in-person voting centers will open Oct. 25 and include:

  • Gilbert Public Works North Area Service Center, 900 E. Juniper Ave., Gilbert; and

  • Higley USD office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert.

Drop box locations include:

  • Gilbert Fire and Rescue Administration Building, 75 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert, opening Oct. 6; and

  • Higley USD office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, opening Oct. 11.

Voters also may visit any voting location no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day to vote in person.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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