August 30, 2016 Primary Election
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.
Regular city elections are held in the fall of even-numbered years. In 2016, the Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 30, and the General Election (if one is needed for the city) will be Tuesday, November 8.
What’s on the Ballot?
At the August 30 Primary Election, voters will select candidates for Mayor and three Council seats, all for four-year terms. (Note: A city General Election will be held only if the four seats are not filled at the Primary.)
In addition, voters will be asked to consider a proposition to permanently adjust the city’s expenditure base to $5.9 million. The proposed expenditure limitation shall require that (1) the city maintain a cash reserve of at least $1 million before any expense can be authorized and that (2) any increase in local tax rates must first be approved by 75% of the sitting City Council members or by a majority of the city’s registered voters. Moving to a permanent base would continue to give the City Council local control to adopt a balanced budget every year and maintain current levels of service within existing resources.
State election law, which took effect in 2014, mandates that all regular municipal elections are consolidated with federal and state elections in the fall of even-numbered years. This means Show Low voters must cast their ballot at a polling place.
If you prefer having your ballot mailed directly to you, register with Navajo County to receive an “early” ballot. However, 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 or to check your address, call voter registration at (800) 668-3867 or (928) 524-4192. Voter registration deadlines are August 1 for the Primary Election and October 10 for the General Election.
Campaign Finance Information
The following candidates have filed campaign finance forms with the City Clerk’s office for the 2016 election cycle.
For a City Council seat (3 open seats):
Bosley, Mike - Statement of Organization
Crittenden, Rennie - $500 Threshold Exemption Statement
Kakavas, Connie - $500 Threshold Exemption Statement
Kelley, Gene - $500 Threshold Exemption Statement
Thomas, William - $500 Threshold Exemption Statement
For the Mayor’s seat (1 open seat):
Seymore, Daryl - $500 Threshold Exemption Statement
For more election information, please click on the link to view the most recent Show Low Quarterly newsletter.