Elections 2018-07-16T10:31:25+00:00

Town of Florence Election Information

What are the dates of the upcoming elections?

AUGUST 28, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION

NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION

Election Items for 2018

Three Town Council seats.
The seats will appear on the Primary Election Ballot, and General Election Ballot (if necessary).

Who are the incumbents:

John Anderson
Rebecca Guilin
Vallarie Woolridge

The deadline for candidates to submit petitions and other required documentation for their name to appear on the August 28, 2018, Primary Election ballot for councilmember was Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

The final candidates (listed in alphabetical order) are as follows:

Council Member

Vote for not more than 3

Anderson, John
Cordes, Michelle
Hughes, Judy
Pranzo, Gary J.
Woolridge, Vallarie

Prop 422. – Permanent Base Adjustment

SHALL THE EXPENDITURE BASE OF THE TOWN OF FLORENCE BE PERMANENTLY ADJUSTED BY $451,500?

FAST FACTS

  •  Proposition 422, the permanent base adjustment option, provides local control to meet local needs, instead of having to use a state-imposed formula based upon our 1979/1980 budget.
  • Proposition 422 does NOT impose any new or additional taxes and does not raise existing taxes
  • Proposition 422 will NOT permit the Town of Florence to expend more than it receives in revenue
  • Prop 422 Permanent Base Adjustment FAQs
  1. What is the difference between an alternative expenditure limitation (home rule) and permanent base adjustment?Home rule—Arizona Constitution, Article IX, §20(9), allows a City or town to adopt an alternative expenditure limitation (home rule) with voter approval at a regularly scheduled election for the nomination or election of its governing board members. Home rule prescribes the method the city or town will use to calculate its expenditure limitation each year. Voters must approve home rule before the first fiscal year to which it applies. Home rules apply for four succeeding fiscal years, after which the constitutional expenditure limitation becomes effective unless voters adopt a new home rule.Permanent base adjustment—Arizona Constitution, Article IX, §20(6), allows a city or town to permanently adjust its base limit with voter approval at a regularly scheduled general election or a nonpartisan election held for the nomination or election of its governing board members. The Economic Estimates Commission will use the adjustment to calculate the constitutional expenditure limitation beginning with the fiscal year immediately following the fiscal year that voters approve the permanent base adjustment. Permanent base adjustments apply to all future years; however, voters may adopt additional adjustments.
  2. May a city or town under home rule adopt a permanent base adjustment?Yes. A city or town under home rule may adopt a permanent base adjustment. The Economic Estimates Commission will use the adjusted base limit to calculate the city’s or town’s constitutional expenditure limitation for the year following a permanent base adjustment’s voter approval. However, the city or town is still subject to its home rule if the home rule has not expired.
  3.  What is permanent base adjustment (Proposition 422) and why is it on the ballot?Florence voters are being asked to consider a Permanent Base Adjustment option on the August 28, 2018 ballot. This option would adjust the base dollar amount used under the state formula to calculate the Town’s expenditure limitation.In 1979/80, the Arizona State Constitution imposed expenditure limitations on all cities and towns in Arizona based on their 1978 actual expenditures and population (with an allowance for inflation). Like most cities and towns, Florence has seen significant growth since 1978. The Town now provides many services it did not provide in 1979, such as its many parks and recreation facilities and programs, library services and programs, a full-time fire department, new streets, and sidewalks, as well as additional parks. As Florence has grown, so too have revenues and operating costs.
  4.  If Florence already uses the Home Rule option, why is the Permanent Base Adjustment being brought before voters now?Approximately 87% of all Arizona cities and towns, including Florence, operate under either a temporary or permanent alternative expenditure limitation. Every four years Florence voters are asked to approve the temporary “Home Rule” Alternative Expenditure Limitation option. In 2014 the voters voted down the Expenditure Limit Option. The Town held two special election in 2015 and 2016 which the voters approved a one-time expenditure limit. When compared to the “Home Rule” Alternative Expenditure Limitation, the Permanent Base Adjustment would save on administration and election costs every four years along with any additional costs of special elections if the “Home Rule” fails. The Permanent Base adjustment allows the Town Council to address future budget needs with an expenditure base that is in line with current revenue, population and inflation trends. It allows the Town to spend the revenue it collects for programs it operates in a manner that adequately serves the needs of the community based on current financial conditions.
  5. Will Proposition 422 increase my taxes?NO. If Proposition 422 passes, the only outcome is that it provides the Town of Florence the ability to budget for and spend the revenues it already collects. The Permanent Base Adjustment option does not empower the Florence Town Council to create new and additional taxes, nor does it enable the Town to spend beyond the revenues it receives.

Additional Election Information

Who is eligible to vote in a Town election?

Only registered voters within the Town of Florence Town limits are eligible to vote. Voter registration closes 29 days prior to an election.

When are Town elections held?

Elections are held in the fall of even numbered years.

How do I register to vote?
To register to vote, you must be:

  1. U.S. Citizen
  2. Age eighteen (18) or more prior to the election in which voting is desired.
  3. Be a resident of the State twenty-nine (29) days before the election in which voting is desired.
  4. Able to write name or make mark unless prevented from so doing by physical disability.
  5. Civil rights restored if treason or felony committed.
  6. Has not been adjudicated an incapacitated person as defined in A.R.S. Sec 14-5101.

 

Where do I register to vote?
Pinal County Recorder’s Office, 31 N. Pinal Street, Building, Florence, AZ 85132  (520) 866-6830 Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday thru Friday)On the internet at www.servicearizona.com

 When is the last day that I can register to vote for any election?
Registration closes at 12:00 midnight, 29-days before a given election. (A.R.S. 16-120).

Can I vote early for Town elections?

Yes. Deadline to request an early ballot from the Pinal County Recorder’s Office is 11 days prior to Election Day. Ballots must be received by the Pinal County Recorder by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. The ballots must be mailed back via the self addressed stamped envelope or can be dropped off at the Recorder’s Office in Casa Grande, AZ or Florence, AZ by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

What is Permanent Early Voting. List (PEVL)

Register voters may place their name on the Permanent Early Voting List of PEVL. An early ballot will automatically be mailed to voters on the PEVL approximately 27 days prior to all Town elections. For more information contact Pinal County Voter Registration. Pinal County Recorder’s Office, 31 N. Pinal Street, Building, Florence, AZ 85132 (520) 866-6830.

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