What are the dates of the upcoming elections?
AUGUST 28, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION
NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION
Invitation to Submit Ballot Arguments
Deadline: May 30, 2018
Notice is hereby given that on March 19, 2018, the Florence Town Council voted to refer a vote for a Permanent Base Adjustment to the 1979-1980 Expenditure Limitation for the town of Florence to the August 28, 2018 Primary Election ballot. Arguments (statements) supporting or opposing the ballot measure may be submitted for publication in the election voter information pamphlet.
Arguments for the voter pamphlet cannot exceed 300 words in length and must contain the original notarized signature of each person sponsoring it. The address and phone number for each signer must be on the argument but will not be printed in the publicity pamphlet. If the argument is sponsored by an organization, it must be signed by two executive officers of the organization or, if sponsored by a political committee, it must be signed by the committee’s chairman or treasurer. The Town Clerk encourages submitters to submit the text of their argument electronically in addition to the above.
A payment of $200.00 to offset a portion of the printing costs must accompany the submission of each argument. The textual content of the arguments will be printed exactly as submitted, as the Town is not authorized to correct spelling or grammatical errors.
Arguments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Florence Town Clerk’s Office, 775 N. Main Street, Florence, AZ, 85132. For more information, call the Florence Town Clerk at (520) 868-7552.
Prop 422. – Permanent Base Adjustment
SHALL THE EXPENDITURE BASE OF THE TOWN OF FLORENCE BE PERMANENTLY ADJUSTED BY $451,500?
A permanent base adjustment does not raise sales or property tax rates. All annual expenditures still go through a public process and Town Council approval.
Three Town Council seats.
The seats will appear on the Primary Election Ballot, and General Election Ballot (if necessary).
Who are the incumbents:
Candidates for Town Council must be, at the time of the election, eighteen (18) years old, a qualified elector residing within the Town of Florence at the time of the election, and has resided in the Town for one (1) year preceding the next election. (A.R.S. 9-232A)
Town Council receives $450 each month in office.
Mayor and Councilmembers shall hold their office for terms of four years each and until their successors are elected and qualified. Term commences in December of the year elected.
Nomination packets containing the necessary paperwork to run for Council are available at Town Hall. The packet contains the required nomination papers, financial disclosure information and the nomination petitions for signature gathering. Nomination packets can be filed with the Town Clerk April 30 – May 30, 2018.
At least 112 and not more than 224 signatures of qualified registered voters of the Town of Florence.
Pursuant to Section 2-52(b), “Except during the final year of the term being served, a non-salaried member of any committee, commission, task force or administrative board of the Town, whether elected or appointed, shall resign his position upon filing a nomination paper for election or upon publicly declaring his candidacy for election to any salaried local, state or federal office, whichever occurs first. This provision shall not apply to members of the council who, by law, policy, or this Code, are required to act as members of other committees, commissions or administrative boards.”
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.
To register to vote, you must be:
- U.S. Citizen
- Age eighteen (18) or more prior to the election in which voting is desired.
- Be a resident of the State twenty-nine (29) days before the election in which voting is desired.
- Able to write name or make mark unless prevented from so doing by physical disability.
- Civil rights restored if treason or felony committed.
- 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).
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.