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October Newsletter

A Message From Supervisor Gates

Dear Friends,

What a month of weather so far!  Maricopa County enjoyed a record few days of rain last week as the remnants of Hurricane Rosa rolled through.  Some areas around the county have seen more than 5.5 inches of rain since the end of September, more than all of the monsoon season combined.  Thank you to the Maricopa County Flood Control District for all of their preparation and monitoring during the storm.

I’d like to congratulate Lee Ann Bohn, our newly appointed Assistant County Manager.  Lee Ann comes to us from the Judicial Branch where she was the Director of Financial Operations.  She has held many other county administrative positions and is a welcomed addition to our executive team.

Lastly, as we get closer to Election Day, I have included important dates and checklists to ensure you are ready to vote on November 6th.  If you have the ability, please consider signing up to be a paid poll worker.  You can find more information on applying below.

All my best,


Supervisor Gates "On the Issues"


Supervisor Gates joined Phoenix Vice Mayor Jim Waring on his Channel 11 Phoenix TV Show "On the Issues" to discuss elections, the Chase Field agreement, and other Maricopa County current events.  You can watch the episode by clicking on the photo above. 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The Maricopa County Administrative Building will be lit purple to bring awareness to sexual and domestic violence and the effort to end the epidemic.  Join Supervisor Gates and his colleagues in wearing purple during the month of October. 

Click here to access resources from the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

General Election Information & Dates

  • October 9 - Voter Registration Deadline (Date has passed)
  • October 10 - Early Voting Begins and 1st Phase of Vote Centers Open
    Click here for a list of early voting locations
  • October 26 by 5pm - Last Day to Request a Ballot by Mail
  • October 27 - 2nd Phase of Vote Centers Open
  • October 29 - 3rd Phase of Vote Centers Open
  • October 31 - Last Day to Mail in Ballot and Final Phase of Vote Centers Open
  • November 2 - Last Day for Early Voting
  • November 3 & 5 - Emergency Voting Available
  • November 6 - Election Day, Voting 6am to 7pm

Important Links

Early Ballot Voter Checklist

General Election Early Checklist

In-Person Voter Checklist

General Voter Checklist in person

Ongoing Election Review

After voters experienced a myriad of issues on Election Day, my colleagues and I on the Board of Supervisors approved a $200,000 appropriation to have both internal and external auditors investigate the issues that persisted during the election.  The right to vote is fundamental and we want to avoid repeating these issues in the November general election.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is committed to providing the Recorder’s Office with the tools and resources necessary to facilitate a smooth general election.  Conducting and releasing this initial review is one of many steps in that process.

You may visit the Maricopa County’s 2018 Primary Election Review webpage for additional information as well as report any primary election day problems or other experiences.  Public input will be a part of the ongoing review conducted both internally and with our external partners.

Election Workers Needed

Interested in elections? Come perform an important public service by signing up to be a paid poll worker. Click on the link below to view and apply for one of the following election worker positions. 

Sign up here to become a paid poll worker.  You must be registered to vote to sign up.

Central Board Worker

Warehouse Driver

Elections Warehouse Worker


Early Voting Clerk

Ballot Tabulator

District 3 Community Events

Open Conversation with Supervisor Gates

New River / Desert Hills / Anthem Area
Next Meeting - October 16
Date:      3rd Tuesday of the Month
Time:      Noon - 1:00 PM
Where:   Daisy Mountain Fire Department
              1120 W. Desert Hills Dr.
              New River, AZ 85086

Future Dates: December 18

County Coffee with Supervisor Gates

Next Meeting - November 1

Date:      1st Thursday of the Month
Time:      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:   TBD* 

Future Dates: December 6

Applicant Withdraws Proposed 70-Acre Subdivision Near Anthem

Thank you to Mayor Thelda Williams, Vice Mayor Jim Waring, and the Rio Vista Village Planning Committee for their willingness to listen to New River and Desert Hills residents on the proposed 70-acre subdivision north of Anthem.  They showed tremendous leadership by listening to the concerns of the most affected residents, even though they live outside of the city boundaries.  I look forward to continuing to work with Mayor Williams and Vice Mayor Waring.

Upcoming Library Events

Jungle Jill's Animal Encounters

Date: 10/20/2018
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM

Description: Ages birth to 5. Learn about animals with Jungle Jill! She'll bring several different animals to show, and she'll tell us all about them. Registration is not required, but space is limited.

Sponsored by the Deer Valley Family Resource Center, https://www.dvusd.org/dvfrc.

Library: North Valley Regional Branch location
Contact: Lynn
Presenter: Jungle Jill
Link: Jungle Jill's Animal Adventures

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