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The Mayor and Council members shall assume the duties of the office at the regularly scheduled Council meeting next following the date of the canvass of the vote of the General Election at which, or effective as of the date of which, the Mayor and Council members were elected.
The Mayor and Council members shall be elected from the Town at-large, pursuant to the election procedure specified in ordinances which are adopted according to law.
Posted after the election.
Mayor or Council MemberAt least 5% and not more than 10% of the highest vote for an office in the last preceding election for an elected official of the town. Candidates need to file no less than 591 and no more than 1,181 signature petitions for the August 6, 2024 Election.
A qualified elector is deemed to be any person whose name appears on the register for the last preceding general election, or who has registered subsequently, and is otherwise qualified.
The Council, or under certain circumstances the Clerk, may also call special elections, when needed, in accordance with State Law. This may include elections for initiatives, referendums or recalls. All associated documentation for an Initiative, referendum or recall is available upon request from the Town Clerk's Office. Petitions must be filed in accordance with the Arizona Constitution and Arizona Revised Statutes. Keep in mind that the following filing deadlines apply:
Initiative - Petitions cannot be circulated for signatures more than twenty-four (24) months preceding the election at which the measure is proposed to be voted on and petitions must be filed no later than four (4) months preceding the lection at which the measure is proposed to be voted on.
Referendum - Petitions must be filed within thirty (30) days after passage of the ordinance, resolution or franchise.
Recall - Petitions must be filed no later than one hundred and twenty (120) days from the date of submission of the application for recall petition.
The write-in Candidate nomination paper must be filed with the town clerk by 5:00 p.m., 40 days prior to the election. The Nomination Paper Write-in form is on the Candidate Forms page.