The public is invited to a meeting Thursday evening, Jan. 11, to provide input on proposed polling places in Maricopa County for a special election this spring to fill the Congressional District 8 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives created by the resignation of Trent Franks. District 8 includes Anthem, Tramonto, New River, Desert Hills and parts of the western Valley down to the I-10. [See Map Below]
The primary vote will be Feb. 27, with the general election April 24, according to the Maricopa County Recorder’s office.
“This is an open meeting designed to give the residents of AZ-Congressional District 8 the opportunity to submit public comments and ask questions about the polling places available for the upcoming special election,” theRecorder’s office said in a statement.
However, the meeting is in Surprise, about a 40-minute drive from Anthem via Route 303.
Additional information in the statement:
There will be no formal presentation. The voting site maps will be available to look at, election staff will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be public comment cards available to fill out. Space is limited in the room.
If you are unable to attend, there will be a public comment form available on the Maricopa County Recorder’s website. A link will be made available this week. Public comment will close midnight on Monday, Jan. 15.
The final election plan will be approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Thursday, Jan. 11
Surprise City Hall, Council Overflow Room
16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374
To find out if you’re registered to vote, or to request an early ballot, you can visit the County Recorder’s site.