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Below, you will find an index of all election information. Click on any of the links to view that section.
  1. Voter Registration and Qualifications
  2. Vote-By-Mail Elections
  3. Regular (Candidate) Elections
  4. Fall 2016 Election
  5. Important Election-Relation Dates
  6. Mayor and Council Candidates
  7. Information for Candidates
  8. Candidate Packets
  9. Candidate Qualifications
  10. Special Elections
  11. November 4, 2014
  12. Ballot Propositions
  13. Final Election Results
  14. Campaign Finance for Candidate or Political Action Committee
  15. Other Election-Related Links

VOTER REGISTRATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Voter registration forms are available at:
  • Town Hall, 202 N. State Route 89, Chino Valley
  • Public Library, 1020 Palomino Road, Chino Valley
  • Yavapai County Voter Registration, 1015 Fair Street, Prescott

  • If you move, your registration can be transferred by filling out a new registration form. For additional information about voter registration, or to verify your current registration, contact Yavapai County Voter Registration at (928)771-3248.

    Town Code Section 36.40 QUALIFIED ELECTOR; DEFINITION.

    (A) Every resident of the town is qualified to register and vote in town elections if he or she:

    (1) Is a citizen of the United States;

    (2) Will be 18 years of age or more on or before the date of the next town election following registration;

    (3) Will have been a resident of the town and registered to vote prior to midnight of the twenty- ninth day preceding the date of the next town election;

    (4) Is able to write his or her name, or make a mark, unless prevented from doing so by physical disability;

    (5) Has not been convicted of treason or a felony, unless restored to civil rights; and

    (6) Has not been adjudicated an incapacitated person as defined by A.R.S. §14-5101, or its successor statute.


    (B) For the purposes of the subchapter, RESIDENT means an individual who has actual physical presence in the town, combined with an intent to remain. A temporary absence shall not result in a loss of residence if the individual has an intent to return following his or her absence. An individual has only 1 residence for purposes of this subchapter.


    VOTE BY MAIL ELECTIONS

    Starting in 2014, Town elections held in conjunction with a state and/or federal election must be polling place elections. Elections held at any other time will be by vote-by-mail balloting. For polling place elections, registered voters have the option to request an early ballot, which provides the same benefits as a vote-by-mail election (see below).

    Why vote by mail?
    Early ballots give voters a safe and convenient way to participate in elections while eliminating many of the difficulties that may arise on Election Day and make it more difficult or impossible for some voters to get to the polls. Voting by mail also gives voters the opportunity to spend more time considering the choices available to them and to feel comfortable with their choices.

    Can I get assistance marking my ballot?
    Yes, but only if you are unable to mark your ballot yourself. In that case, the law allows you to obtain assistance from a person of your choice. Ask a trusted relative or friend to help if you need assistance reading or marking your ballot.

    How can my ballot be returned for counting?
    The envelope containing the ballot must be placed in the U.S. mail, placed in a Yavapai County drop box, or hand delivered to the Yavapai County Elections Department located at 1015 Fair St., Prescott. A Yavapai County drop box is conveniently located on the south side of the driveway to the Town Hall building located at 202 N. State Route 89, Chino Valley. Included with each ballot is a ballot affidavit envelope to be used for return of ballots. You must sign the ballot affidavit on the envelope for your vote to count. The ballot must be dropped off at Town Hall or delivered to the Yavapai County Elections Department by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.



    REGULAR (CANDIDATE) ELECTIONS - Election of Mayor and Council

    The Chino Valley Town Council is comprised of the Mayor and six Councilmembers. The Mayor and Councilmembers are elected from the Town at large, the Mayor to a two-year term and the Councilmembers to four-year terms. (Due to the passage of House Bill 2826 in 2012, the Mayor elected in 2013 will serve 3.5 years and Councilmembers elected in 2011 and 2013 will serve 5.5 years.) To avoid having all the Council seats expire in the same year, Council terms are staggered with the Mayor and three Councilmembers elected at one election and the Mayor and the other three Councilmembers elected two years later.

    When Are Town Elections? Due to the passage of HB 2826, starting in 2016, the Town of Chino Valley will hold Council elections in August and November of even-numbered years. All Chino Valley elections are non-partisan and the Mayor and Council members are elected at large. If no candidate for an office receives a majority of the votes cast for that office in the August Primary Election, a runoff election will be held in November between the two candidates for each seat receiving the most votes.

    The next regularly scheduled election in Chino Valley will be the Primary Election held in August 2016 and General (runoff) Election in November 2016.

    Town Code Chapter 30 (Due to HB 2826, several sections of Chapter 30 are under revision.)


    Fall 2016 Election

    PRIMARY ELECTIONS - AUGUST 2016


    Purpose of Election:
  • Nominating candidates for Mayor and 3 Councilmembers
  • Propositions (See below under Special Elections)

  • Election Documents:
  • Call of Election
  • Notice of Election
  • Notice, Sample Ballots

  • GENERAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 2016

    Purpose of Election:
  • Electing a Mayor and candidate(s) for Council, if needed

  • Election Documents:
  • Notice of Election
  • Notice, Sample Ballots


  • IMPORTANT ELECTION-RELATED DATES
    Important Dates   Primary Election
    August 2016
    General Election
    November 2016
    File as a candidate First Day
    Last Day
       
    File as a write-in candidate First Day
    Last Day
       
    Request an early ballot from the County First Day
    Last Day
       
    Political signs may be posted First Day
    Last Day
       
    Last day to register to vote      
    Sample ballots available at Town Hall First Day
    Last Day
       
    Voter Information Pamphlet mailed to
    voter residences
         
    On-site early voting (County Vote
    Centers in Prescott & Cottonwood)
    First Day
    Last Day
       
    Election Day (Vote Centers open County-wide) 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.    


    MAYOR AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES:

    Primary Election
    MAYOR COUNCIL
     
     

    General Election
    MAYOR COUNCIL
       

     

    Candidates Forum
    To be determined



    INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
    Public Service Announcement


     
    CANDIDATE PACKETS
    Candidate packets and nomination petitions will be available in the office of the Town Clerk, 202 N. State Route 89, on ____________, for the regularly scheduled 2016 Primary Election. Nomination petitions and the other paperwork must be filed with the Town Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. ____________, 2016. For additional information, call the Town Clerk's Office at (928) 636-2646.


    CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
    1. A candidate for local office must be a qualified elector at the time of filing the nomination paper. See “Voter Registration and Qualifications” above for definition of “qualified elector”
    2. Candidates must be eighteen years of age or over.
    3. Candidates must have resided in the town for one year preceding the election. This one-year residency requirement also permits persons living in an area that is annexed to a city or town less than one year prior to the election to qualify as a candidate if they meet all other requirements for candidates. To meet all other requirements, such candidates must still have resided for one year prior to the election in the area which was subsequently annexed.
    4. A person convicted of a felony or treason cannot serve as a councilmember until his/her civil rights haves been restored.
    5. A person adjudicated as an "incapacitated person" cannot be a candidate.
    6. A person cannot be a candidate for more than one public office if the elections for those offices are held on the same day and if the person would be prohibited from serving in the offices simultaneously.

    Members of the Legislature A member of the State Legislature is prohibited from holding office in a city or town. The only offices a legislator may hold while serving as a member of the Legislature are school trustee, teacher or instructor.

    Federal Civilian Employees Generally, employees in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government may not take an active part in political management or in political campaigns. However, they may run for local office or participate in nonparty local elections in which party designation and nomination are completely absent



    SPECIAL ELECTIONS

    November 4, 2014 Special Election

    Polling Place Election

    The November 4, 2014 Special Election will be a polling place election. When a Town election is held in conjunction with a state and/or federal election, the law provides that they be polling place elections. As a result of the new law passed in 2012 (HB 2826) with regard to consolidated elections, all Town Regular (Candidate) Elections will be held in the Fall of even-numbered years, and will thus be polling place elections. Should the Town Council call a Special Election at any other time other than the Fall of even-numbered years, such elections will generally be vote-by-mail elections. Although the November 4, 2014 election is a polling place election, registered voters have the option to request an early ballot, which provides the same benefits as the vote-by-mail election (see questions and answers on vote-by-mail elections above).

    To request an early ballot, contact Yavapai County Voter Registration at (928) 771-3250.

    Purpose of Election - Two ballot measures referred to the voters by the Town Council

    BALLOT PROPOSITIONS

    Proposition No. 431 - Authorization of primary and secondary (ad valorum) property tax for purchase and expansion of infrastructure for economic development purposes

    Proposition No. 432 - Ratification of “Town of Chino Valley General Plan 2014”

    Election Documents:
    1. Call of Election - Prop 431
    2. Call of Election - Prop 432
    3. Notice of Election
    4. Notice, Sample Ballots
    5. Voter Information Pamphlet for Prop 431 and 432
    6. Various public meetings were held on these two measures. Click on the links below to view the minutes and/or video of those meetings.

      Meeting Date
    Prop 431 (Bond)  
    2014 SR 89 Utility Project Citizen Committee See SR89 Committee page
    Town Council See Town Council Meetings page
    Prop 432 (General Plan)  
    General Plan Committee See General Plan Committee page
    Planning and Zoning Commission See Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings page
    Town Council See Town Council Meetings page


    IMPORTANT ELECTION-RELATED DATES
    Request an early ballot from the County First Day
    Last Day
    August 6, 2014
    October 24, 2014
    Political signs may be posted First Day
    Last Day
    September 4, 2014
    November 14, 2014
    Last day to register to vote   October 6, 2014
    Sample ballots available at Town Hall First Day
    Last Day
    October 3, 2014
    November 4, 2014
    Voter Information Pamphlet mailed to
    voter residences
      Early October 2014
    On-site early voting (County Vote Centers in
    Prescott & Cottonwood)
    First Day
    Last Day
    October 9, 2014
    October 31, 2014
    Election Day (Vote Centers open County-wide) 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. November 4, 2014


    FINAL ELECTION RESULTS
    For the official final election results, please click here.
    CAMPAIGN FINANCE FOR CANDIDATE OR POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES (PAC)
    CAMPAIGN FINANCE
    REPORT SCHEDULE
    2014
    REPORTING PERIOD
    DUE BETWEEN
    January 31 report    
    Pre-Primary Election Report June 1 - August 14 August 15 - 22
    Post-Primary Election Report August 15 - September 15 September 16 - 25
    Pre-General Election Report September 16 - October 23 October 24 - 31
    Post-General Election Report October 24 - November 24 November 25 - December 4

    CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS
    2014_PAC14_05_PostElection.pdf
      2014  
    Statement of Organization PAC 14-01*
    PAC 14-02*
    PAC 14-03*
    PAC 14-04*
    PAC 14-05*
     
    $500 Threshold Exemption Statement
    (filing date only)
       
    January 31 report    
    Pre-Primary report    
    Post-Primary report PAC 14-01  
    Pre-General report PAC 14-01
    PAC 14-02
    PAC 14-03
    PAC 14-04
     
    Post-General report PAC 14-01
    PAC 14-02
    PAC 14-03
    PAC 14-05
     
    Termination Statement
    (filing date only)
    PAC 14-04
    (11/4/14)
     
    *PAC 14-01 - Committee for Chino Valley's Future for Prop 431
     PAC 14-02 - CVID PAC No on Proposition 432
     PAC 14-03 - CVID PAC No on Proposition 431
     PAC 14-04 - Central Yavapai Firefighters
     PAC 14-05 - Prescott Firefighters PAC


    ARCHIVED CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS
  • 2010-2011
  • 2012-2013


  • OTHER ELECTION-RELATED LINKS

    Yavapai County Elections home page
    For more information on:
  • Voter Registration
  • Citizenship Requirements
  • Early Ballots
  • Precincts and Polling Places
  • Identification at the Polls
  • Election Results


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