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Early voting for May Special Election on General Plan 2040

Post Date:03/18/2014
Nikki Ripley
City of Tempe
nikki_ripley@tempe.gov
480-350-8846

Tempe, Arizona – Tempe voters are advised to be aware of several dates in relation to the May 20 Special Election on ratification of the city’s General Plan 2040.

As required by state law, every city must update its General Plan every 10 years and get voter approval. All General Plan documents reflect a community’s vision for where it wants to go in the future; the documents are less specific than a given city’s zoning and development code.

Tempe residents and other community members, such as property and business owners, have worked for more than a year at public meetings to update the city’s General Plan 2030 to become General Plan 2040. The City Council adopted General Plan 2040 and set the election date for May 20; voters will see this on the ballot as Proposition No. 467.

The deadline to register to vote is April 21.

An election Publicity Pamphlet will be mailed to each household containing a registered voter in late April.

Tempe registered voters who have signed up to be on the Permanent Early Voting List will automatically be mailed an early ballot on the first day of early voting, April 24. Early ballot requests can be made by contacting the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. The last day to request an early ballot by mail is Friday, May 9.

The Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, will serve as an early voting site, beginning April 28 through May 16. The hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For questions about voter registration, early ballot requests and polling places, contact the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office at 602-506-1511 or visit their website at http://recorder.maricopa.gov.

General Plan 2040 can be accessed at www.tempe.gov/GP2040.

For questions, contact the City Clerk’s Office at clerk@tempe.gov or 480-350-8241. Information about this and other 2014 elections is available at www.tempe.gov/election.

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