Two city council seats up for grabs in Phoenix runoff election

Two city council seats are up for grabs. District 3 which covers Central North Phoenix from the Sunnyslope area to Loop 101 and District 7 which stretches from downtown Phoenix to Laveen. The four-year term starts April 19. . . District 3 incumbent Debra Starks said her priority if re-elected will be water infrastructure. Nicole Garcias campaign has focused on fiscal responsibility and backing police officers. . . In the race for District 7s council seat, both Yassamin Ansari and Cinthia Estela campaign websites, both mention they are the daughters of immigrants and explain why theyre so invested in the area. . . City of Phoenix is conducting the runoff election. . . Phoenix City Clerk Denise Archibald reported 202,781 total eligible voters in between Districts 3 and 7. As of March 6, she noted approximately 26% of early ballots have been returned. Our elections are secure. We do have a lot of precautions in place particularly related to COVID. There are masks and gloves available for voters, theres social distancing implemented throughout the voting centers, said Archibald. . . She added each voter will also receive their own pen that hasnt been used by another and there is plexiglass between the voter and poll workers. . . Were prepared and we feel voters will have a good experience. They can visit any voting center, they dont have to go to a particular one, she added.

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