2018 Election Questions
When are Town elections held?
Elections are held in the fall of even numbered years.
When is the next Town Election?
Primary: August 28, 2018
General: November 6, 2018
Which Offices are to be filled in 2018?
Three Council Seats.
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?
Mayor receives $650 each month in office.
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 (4) 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 online or at Town Hall. The packet contains the required nomination papers, financial disclosure information and the nomination petitions for signature gathering. Keep in mind that nomination papers or petitions cannot be submitted until, at the earliest, one hundred-twenty (120) days prior to the election and at the latest, ninety (90) days prior to the election. As election laws change on an annual basis, up to date forms and information for the Fall Election will be available approximately six (6) months prior to the election.
How many Signatures are required on the nomination petitions?
At least 75 and not more than 224 signatures of qualified registered voters of the Town of Florence are required on the nomination petitions.
This information is provided as a courtesy by the Town of Florence Clerk’s Office. It is intended to assist in meeting the requirement for candidacy; however, it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all legal requirements have been met. The Town Clerk’s Office cannot render legal, financial or other professional Advice.