How many City Council seats are up for election in 2019?
At the March election, three seats on the City Council will be up for election. Councilmembers have a three-term limit, and serve staggered terms with the other three Council seats to ensure continuity. The city’s Mayor and Councilmembers are elected to serve four-year terms in a non-partisan election.
What are the proposed charter amendments on the Special/Primary Election Ballot?
The proposed Charter amendments refer to voters the questions of whether to change the City Charter to move the city’s current City Council election schedule from the spring of odd-numbered years to the fall of even-numbered years in compliance with Arizona House Bill 2826(2012) and HB 2604(2018), and whether to change the City Charter to provide that a candidate receiving the majority of votes cast in the RACE FOR THE SUBJECT OFFICE in a City Council primary election shall be declared elected to office and to change the induction dates of newly elected City Councilmembers to the first Regular Meeting IN THE MONTH following a General Election.
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Proposed Charter Amendments
On September 10, 2018 the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2018-1406 proposing and submitting amendments to the City Charter.
Online – the state Motor Vehicle Division provides an EZ Online Voter Registration site. Click here to be taken to ServiceArizona.
Voter registration forms are also available online through the Maricopa County Recorder website.
Phone – Registration forms can also be obtained by calling 602-506-1511, T.D.D. 602-506-2348.
In person – voter registration forms are also available at Goodyear City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, 190 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, 85338 and at the Maricopa County Recorder’s office located 111 S. Third Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003
What do Independent voters need to do to vote in the Primary Election?
If you are not registered with a party affiliation, you must contact the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to specify the ballot you wish to receive. Your choices will include a city/town only ballot.
Where do I go to vote in the city of Goodyear?
The City of Goodyear conducts all mail ballots. All Goodyear registered and qualified voters shall receive a ballot in the mail. If you do not receive a ballot, you have multiple options. You may come to Goodyear City Hall and request a ballot. You may also visit any Maricopa County Recorder’s office location to receive a ballot.
In Person – You can vote early 27 days before each election by visiting an early voting location. To find a location near you, visit the Maricopa County’s website.
What is the city of Goodyear’s election cycle?
At present, the city of Goodyear, by Charter, holds elections in the Spring of odd-numbered years. The timing of the city’s election cycle is on the ballot for 2019 and could change to the consolidated election cycle which holds elections in the Fall of even-numbered years.
A political committee is a candidate or any association or combination of persons that is organized, conducted or combined for the purpose of influencing the result of any election or to determine whether an individual will become a candidate for election, that engages in political activity in behalf of or against a candidate for election or retention or in support of or opposition to an initiative, referendum or recall or any other measure or proposition and that applies for a serial number and circulates petitions and, in the case of a candidate, that receives contributions or makes expenditures in connection therewith. Examples of political committees may be found in A.R.S. § 16-901(10).
What must a candidate or Political Committee do first?
Candidates/political committees that receive contributions or make expenditures, in any combination, of at least $500 in connection with their candidacy/issue in the 2019 city of Goodyear municipal elections must file a Statement of Organization with the City Clerk’s Office. For example, if a candidate receives $400 and spends $250, the total amount is over $500 and the candidate is required to register as a committee.
The Statement of Organization must be filed with the City Clerk within ten (10) days after qualifying as a committee. (A.R.S. §16-906(A)). Arizona Revised Statutes are available online at https://www.azleg.gov/arstitle/.
Who must file campaign finance reports?
Each political committee shall file campaign finance reports setting forth the committee’s receipts and disbursements. Campaign finance reports must be filed even if a candidate/committee receives no contributions and makes no expenditures during a period in which it is required to file a campaign finance report.
When must campaign finance reports be filed?
For a calendar quarter with an election at which any candidate has filed a Statement of Organization, the candidate must file:
i. Pre-election report no less than 10 days before any election, and must be complete from the first day of the applicable calendar quarter through the seventeenth day before the election.
ii. Post-election report no later than 15 days after the applicable quarter and must be complete from the sixteenth day before the election through the last day of the applicable calendar quarter.
For a calendar quarter without an election, a candidate must file a report complete through the last day of the calendar quarter no later than January 31 of the following calendar year.