City website – Election News
(posted April 2018)
The City Clerk’s office coordinates and conducts all municipal elections, which are open to all registered voters within the city limits of Show Low. The City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk are certified as election officials. For more information about Show Low’s elections, call (928) 532-4061 or (928) 532-4060.
When are elections held?
Regular city elections are held in the fall of even-numbered years and are consolidated with federal, state and county elections. In 2018, the Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 28, and the General Election (if one is needed for the city) will be Tuesday, November 6.
What’s on the ballot?
At the August 28 Primary Election, voters will select candidates for three Council seats, all for four-year terms. (Note: A city General Election will be held only if the three seats are not filled at the Primary.)
In addition, the Primary Election ballot includes a proposition to adopt a new General Plan. As required by state law, cities and towns must adopt new plans, or readopt existing plans, every 10 years. The current General Plan was adopted by the voters in 2008. Based on the local economy over the past 10 years and subsequent minimal new development, the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission collectively felt previous projections remained valid. Per their recommendations, staff updated the existing plan using new demographic data and maps to reflect current city limits and conditions. At the January 16, 2018, regular meeting, the City Council approved the 2018 General Plan and approved its placement on the Primary Election ballot for voter approval.
An informational pamphlet will be mailed to all households with a registered voter for review prior to the Primary Election. Arguments for or against the ballot proposition must be received by the City Clerk’s office, 180 North 9th Street, Show Low, AZ 85901 no later than 5:00 p.m., May 30, 2018.
How can I run for a City Council seat?
To run for the City Council, you must be a qualified elector of the City of Show Low at the time of the election, be 18 years of age or older on or before the election, must have resided in the city limits of Show Low for one year preceding the election, and must prove your civil rights have been restored if you were convicted of a felony.
Candidate election packets are available by calling the City Clerk’s office at (928) 532-4061 or (928) 532-4060 to schedule an appointment. The filing deadline is Wednesday, May 30, by 5:00 p.m. (Note: The forms contained in the packets are subject to change without notice. Prospective candidates are responsible for submitting the correct forms to run for a City Council position.)
Where do I vote?
Show Low voters must cast their ballot at a polling place. Voters may choose to vote at either of the following polling locations:
- City campus gymnasium, 620 E. McNeil
- Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District, 3561 E. Deuce of Clubs
If you prefer having your ballot mailed directly to you rather than going to the polling location, register with Navajo County to receive an “early” ballot. If you moved since registering or your mailing address has changed, the ballot will not be forwarded per state law. To be placed on the early ballot list, to check your address or to be placed on the permanent early voting list, call voter registration at (800) 668-3867 or (928) 524-4192.
For the August 28 Primary Election:
- May 27 is the first day to request an early ballot (by mail) from Navajo County
- July 30 is the last day to register to vote
- August 1 is the date early voting begins
- August 17 is the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed
- August 24 is the last day to vote an early ballot (in person at County offices)
For the November 6 General Election:
- August 5 is the first day to request an early ballot (by mail) from Navajo County
- October 8 is the last day to register to vote
- October 10 is the date early voting begins
- October 26 is the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed
- November 2 is the last day to vote an early ballot (in person at County offices)