The Town Clerk is the officer responsible for Town elections and will serve as your point of contact for any election related questions. The Town Clerk will be more than happy to provide you with prospective candidate documents, voter registration information and polling place information.
The Town of Florence holds Council elections in the fall of even-numbered years. Other elections may be called on an as needed basis.
- Primary Election is held on the first Tuesday in August
- General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
The Town Council is a seven-member non-partisan body elected to serve at-large, representing all citizens. The Mayor and Council serve four-year terms and there are no term limits.
Offices Up for Election in 2020:
- Mayor Tara Walter
- Councilmember Bill Hawkins
- Councilmember Kristen Larsen
- Councilmember Karen Wall
Note: Only registered voters living within Town limits are eligible to vote in local elections.
Candidate Packets Now Available
Florence will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, for the purpose of electing a Mayor and three Councilmembers. If needed, a General Election will be Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
A candidate for local office must be a qualified elector at the time of filing their nomination paper. Any such candidate must be 18 years of age or older. A candidate must be able to speak, write and read the English language. Candidates must also have resided in the Florence town limits for at least one year preceding the election.
Compensation for service in office is as follows:
Mayor receives $950 per month.
Councilmembers each receive $650 per month.
Candidate packets are now available. Packets may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office, 775 N. Main Street, Florence, Arizona, 85132, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Nomination papers may be filed with the Town Clerk no earlier than March 9, 2020 and no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2020.
To obtain additional information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lisa Garcia, Town Clerk, at 520-868-7552.
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:
- 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).
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)
Registered 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.