AUGUST 28, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION
NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION
Which Offices are to be filled in 2018.
Three Council Seats.
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.
Who are the incumbents:
What are the qualifications for Town Council?
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)
What is the compensation for serving on Council?
Town Council receives $450 each month in office
What are the terms for the Mayor and Town Council members?
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.
How do I get my name on the ballot?
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.
How many Signatures are required on the nomination petitions?
At least 112 and not more than 224 signatures of qualified registered voters of the Town of Florence.
If I currently serve on a Town Board, Committee or Commission, do I have to resign before declaring my intent to run for Mayor or Town Council?
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.