With the deadline to participate in the Nov. 3 election fast approaching, Glendale ballots will allow residents to vote on the presidential race as well as U.S. Senate and House of Representatives races and city issues.
Glendale is asking voters to approve $187 million in bonds for parks, street improvements, landfill and drainage. The city also requests voters approve a water agreement with EPCOR.
In the 3rd Congressional District, which stretches from Tucson to Litchfield Park, Raúl Grijalva—a Democrat incumbent since 2002—faces Republican challenger Daniel Wood.
In the 7th Congressional District, which includes part of Tolleson and Glendale, Ruben Gallego, the Democrat incumbent, faces a challenge from Republican Josh Barnett.
“As a business owner and family man, I have witnessed the corruption and disregard for our Constitution that is eroding liberty in our country,” Barnett says on his campaign website.
Gallego is the heavy favorite, after winning the 2018 election with more than 85% of the votes. Gallego was first elected to Congress in 2014 and reelected in 2016, with 75% of the votes in those two elections.
In the 8th Congressional District, which stretches from Goodyear to New River, including part of Glendale and Peoria, incumbent Republican Debbie Lesko is challenged by Democrat Michael Muscato, a newcomer to politics who owns a gym in Glendale.
Glendale will also vote on state representatives.
In Legislative District 20, Democrat Douglas Ervin challenges incumbent Arizona Sen. Paul Boyer, a Republican.
Republican incumbents Shawnna Bolick and Anthony Kern and Democrat Judy Schwiebert battle for the two Arizona House of Representatives seats.
In Legislative District 21, Republican incumbent Kevin Payne, Republican Beverly Pingerelli and Democrat Kathy Knecht are battling for two House of Representatives seats. Incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Gray is not opposed.
In state District 22, on the ballot for reelection is Sen. David Livingston, a Republican challenged by Democrat Sarah Tyree.
Incumbents Frank Carroll and Ben Toma are on the Republican ballot for the District 22 House of Representatives seats, with Wendy Garcia and Mary “Kathleen” Honne Democrat challengers.
In state District 29, on the ballot for reelection are Democrats Richard Andrade and Cesar Chavez, facing challenges from Republicans Billy Bragg and Helen Fokszanskyj-Conti for two Arizona House of Representatives seats.
Incumbent Martin Quezada, a Democrat, is challenged by Republican John Wilson for the District 29 Arizona Senate position.
While some races are fiercely contested, Legislative District 30 is decidedly ho-hum. Robert Meza and Raquel Teran (who announced last week she tested positive for COVID-19 but does not have symptoms) are the only two on the ballot for LD 30 House of Representatives positions, and Tony Navarrete the only name on the ballot for Arizona Senate District 30.
For the Nov. 3 election, voters have three options:
• By mail—The recommended deadline to mail back an early ballot is Oct. 27.
• In person—Voters can drop off signed early ballot packets at any Vote Center or secure ballot drop box through Nov. 3.
• Drop box—Maricopa County voters can drop off signed early ballot packets from their cars at contactless drive-thru drop boxes. Drive-thru locations are open Oct. 24 and Oct. 31-Nov. 3.
To check early ballot voting status and more, visit recorder.maricopa.gov/elections.
Find sites and hours of operation at locations.maricopa.vote.