Beginning April 1, all city buildings will be closed to the public; however, the city will maintain essential city services; to learn more click HERE. To view our Coronavirus webpages with Online City Services, Community Resources, Business Assistance and News click HERE.
As of April 1, 2020 all city buildings are closed. Members of the City Clerk’s office are working diligently, but remotely, to ensure residents experience minimal impact. The office is available to accept filings, legal service of process or any other documents. Electronic processes will be utilized to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the City Clerk at 623-882-7828 or Darcie.McCracken@goodyearaz.gov for information regarding filings with the city of Goodyear.
There are two ways to vote in the March 17 Presidential Preference Election.
Mail - A ballot will be mailed to all registered Democrats on Feb. 19.
In-Person - Polling locations will be setup across the Valley on March 17. You must vote at your assigned polling location. Polling locations will be listed by Feb. 14. To find your polling location, click here.
Goodyear City Hall will not be a polling location.
When will registered Republicans and Independents vote?
Registered Republicans, Democrats and Independents will be able to vote in the Primary Election on August 4, 2020.
What is the Presidential Preference Election and who can vote?
The Presidential Preference Election in Maricopa County takes place on Tuesday, March 17. The only item on the ballot is to vote for a candidate from the Democratic party to move forward to the Presidential Election in November. For that reason, only registered Democrats can vote in the March 17 Presidential Preference Election.
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?
The city of Goodyear holds elections in the fall of even-numbered years with a potential Special Election in March 2021.
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.