Elections


The Town of Carefree will hold elections in the Fall of 2020.  
      
                                                        CALL OF ELECTION
                                    PUBLIC NOTICE OF TOWN OF CAREFREE

 

Notice is hereby given that the City/Town of Carefree will hold elections as follows:

 

Primary Election: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Voters will vote on the following:

  • Mayor and six council members*

General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (if necessary)

Voters will vote on the following issues:

  • Mayor and six council members (if necessary)*

*Any candidate receiving a majority of all votes cast at the Primary Election will be declared elected without running at the General Election

Voter Registration Deadline: July 6, 2020 (Primary Election) and October 5, 2020 (General Election).

 Town Council Candidates for Primary Election August 4th, 2020 are:

MAYOR
Les Peterson
 
COUNCIL MEMBER
John Crane
Vince D’Aliesio
Tony Geiger
Stephen Hatcher
Michael Krahe
Cheryl Kroyer
Glenn Miller
Gene Orrico
Mike Sloan

AUGUST 4, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION

Candidate filing period

March 9, 2020 through April 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

First day to request an early ballot

May 3, 2020

First day to install political signs

May 6, 2020

Last day to submit ballot arguments

May 6, 2020

Date write-in candidate paperwork may be filed

June 25, 2020 no later than 5:00 p.m.

Last day to register to vote

July 6, 2020 at midnight

First day to cast an early ballot

July 8, 2020

Last day to request an early ballot to be mailed

July 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

ELECTION DAY!!

August 4, 2020

Last day to remove political signs for candidates who are not advancing

August 19, 2020

 

NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

First day to request an early ballot

August 2, 2020

Last day to submit ballot arguments

August 5, 2020

Date write-in candidate paperwork may be filed

September 24, 2020 no later than 5:00 p.m.

Last day to register to vote

October 5, 2020 at midnight

First day to cast an early ballot

October 7, 2020

Last day to request an early ballot to be mailed

October 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

ELECTION DAY!!

November 3, 2020

Last day to remove political signs

November 18, 2020

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

Contact the Town Clerk's Office:

         Town of Carefree 480-488-3686
  Kandace@Carefree.org

In addition to the six council seats and seat for mayor for the Town of Carefree, there will be several federal, state and municipal elections as well.

Detailed information can be found at https://ballotpedia.org/Arizona_elections,_2019  
 
Map of the Carefree Precinct boundaries Carefree Precinct Voting--Boundaries 3-30-2020 
      


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 2020.  
  
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.

Mayor


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. 
   
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 will find the Candidate Packet which has the information and forms required to run for the above offices under 
Election Forms.
   
Voter Registration Questions?  
https://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/registrationform.aspx