The Town of Carefree will hold elections in the Fall of 2018.
No Town matters are currently on the ballot for the Spring of 2018

Congressional District 8 Election Information
The upcoming special election is due to a Congressional seat becoming vacant more than six months before the regularly scheduled election for that seat. Congressman Trent Franks resigned in December 2017 triggering such an election. Congressional District 8 will be having a Special Primary Election on February 27, 2018 and a Special General Election on April 24, 2018.

The Town of Carefree is not a voting location The Maricopa County Elections Department will be administering this election. The election plan and polling locations were determined in consultation with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

This is not a Mail In Ballot election.

Please direct any questions to the Maricopa County Voters website at https://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/CD8electioninformation.aspx

This website will provide information regarding voting locations by zip code, mail in ballots, and voter registration deadlines.

There is not a voting location in the North Valley. Voting locations are found downtown, in Mesa and in Surprise.

Those individuals interested in voting can contact the the Arizona Secretary of State for voter registration, updates and changes.

Office of the Secretary of State
Elections Division

1700 W Washington Street, Floor 7
Phoenix AZ 85007-2808
602-542-8683             1-877-THE VOTE

2018 Election Dates

March 13, 2018           February 12, 2018
May 15, 2018              April 16, 2018

Primary Election
August 28, 2018          July 30, 2018

General Election
November 6, 2018     October 09, 2018

Note: All voter registration deadlines are pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 16-120 & 16-134.

Election Information

Elections for Mayor and Town Council are held in even-numbered years. The next Primary Election will be held in the fall of 2018.  
The Planning and  Zoning Commission is 7 members appointed by the Council who serve at the Council's pleasure. The Board of Adjustment is the same as the Planning and Zoning Commission.


For Mayor, if any mayor candidate receives a majority of the votes at the Primary, they are declared elected as of the date of the General Election, and no General Election is required.

Town Council

For Town Council, if at least 6 candidates receive a majority of the votes at the Primary, they are declared elected as of the date of the General Election, and no General Election is required. By state law, Town elections are non-partisan.

Candidate Requirements

The Mayor and all 6 Council members are up for election every 2 years.

No person shall be eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of councilmember for more than three consecutive two-year terms, and no person shall  be eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of mayor for more than three consecutive two-year terms.

No person who serves as councilmember or mayor for five consecutive terms shall be eligible to hold either office until three years have elapsed.

To be eligible to run for the office of Mayor or Town Councilperson you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Be a registered voter
  • Have been a resident of the Town for 1 year
  • File a nominating petition signed by at least 5% and not more than 10% of the highest vote cast for an elected official of the town at the last preceding election

The Town Council also sits as the Board of Directors of the Utilities Communities Facilities District/Carefree Water Company.

You may request the Candidate Packet which has the information and forms required to run for the above offices under 
Election Forms.

Polling Places

If you have a Carefree address listed on your voter registration, you will be able to vote in Carefree. Also, Carefree provides for an all-mail ballot, so, unless you choose to come in to vote, which you may do, you will receive a ballot in the mail, which you can return by mail as well.

As for the request for ID to be able to vote - The requirement is for State and local elections only. The federal government does not require ID to vote.

What this means is that if you provide your ID to vote in person, you can cast a vote for every state, local and federal election candidate or initiative. However, if you do not want to present ID when you vote, you will only be able to vote on the federal candidates or initiatives.

If you vote with your ballot by mail, the Elections Division has a system to verify the signature and that the person who mailed in the ballot is the person listed on the voter ballot. 

Physical Voting Location for the Primary Election on August 30th and the General Election on November 8th
The physical ballot location for Carefree residents that did not use a mail-in ballot will be held at:

Carefree Fire Station No. 1

Community Room
37401 N. Tom Darlington Drive
Carefree, AZ 85377. 

Voter Registration Questions?