Scottsdale Ballots mailed, please VOTE!

| Mike Gertzman

All registered voters in Scottsdale should have received their ballot in the mail.

Voters have the opportunity to vote on three bond questions, funding 58 projects for a total of $319 million in the following areas: Parks, Recreation and Senior Services; Community Spaces and Infrastructure; Public Safety and Technology.

It has been almost 20 years since voters have passed a major bond for City of Scottsdale infrastructure and amenity upgrades. The Bond’s financing structure ensures homeowners will NOT see a property tax percentage increase.

The Community Council Board of Directors supports the bonds. If all three questions pass, there will be positive outcomes for the DC Ranch community-at -large. The Thompson Peak Bridge will be expanded to four lanes, a dog park will be built at Hayden Road and Thompson Peak Parkway, and much-needed infrastructure repairs will allow Scottsdale to maintain its reputation as a world class city, which enhances property values.

Other projects near DC Ranch include a new fire station that will reduce the demand on the Scottsdale fire station located on Market Street, lighted sports fields located north of Bell Road at 94th Street that will occasionally handle large-event parking, and several upgrades to WestWorld. Community Council staff will monitor all approved projects near DC Ranch to ensure that the community’s interests are represented.

Also on the ballot is the continuation of Scottsdale Unified School District’s Maintenance & Operations Override. One school, Copper Ridge, is in DC Ranch.

Ballots must be returned by Nov. 5.

Video: Election made easy

Link: Election information from the City of Scottsdale

News Release: Maricopa County mailing Scottsdale’s Nov. 5 Special Election ballots Wednesday

Arizona Republic: Scottsdale voters will decide $319M bond request on Nov. 5. Here’s what to know

Arizona Republic: Why are schools asking for money on my ballot?

Damaged ballot or missed mailing window

If you miss the mailing window, you may drop your voted ballot and signed affidavit (envelope) at either of two Early Ballot Replacement Centers in Scottsdale, or at those provided by Maricopa County Elections.

If a ballot is destroyed, lost, spoiled or not received, a replacement ballot may be obtained at these locations as well.

Early Ballot Replacement Centers:
Indian Bend Wash Visitors Center (4201 N. Hayden Road):
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 1
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4
• 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5

Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park Center (8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road):
• 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Nov. 1
• 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4
• 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5

Maricopa County Elections (510 S. Third Ave., Phoenix)

Maricopa County Elections (222 E. Javelina Ave., Mesa)
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Nov. 1 (weekdays)
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4
• 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5