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- City Council elections are held in the fall of even-numbered years
- The Primary Election is held in August; the General Election is held in November
- The Mayor and Councilmembers are elected at-large
- The 2020 Primary Election on August 4, 2020, will include candidates for the offices of Mayor and three Councilmembers as well as Proposition 442, the City of Apache Junction 2020-2050 General Plan
- The General Election will be held on November 3, 2020
To run for local office, a candidate must be a qualified elector of the City, must be 18 years of age, able to speak, write and read the English language, and must have resided in the City of Apache Junction for one year preceding the election. This one-year residency requirement also permits persons living in an area that is annexed to the City less than one year prior to the election to qualify as a candidate if they meet all other requirements for candidates.
2020 City Council Candidate Packets available now.
Candidate Statement of Interest
Before collecting any signatures the Candidate Statement of Interest must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office.
To schedule your candidate filing appointment, contact Jennifer Pena, City Clerk at 480-474-5068.
Proposition Pro & Con Arguments
The deadline to file arguments for or against Proposition 442, the City of Apache Junction 2020 - 2050 General Plan ballot measure, is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
The following are guidelines for filing an argument:
- Arguments shall not exceed 300 words. It cannot be accepted if it is longer than 300 words.
- Arguments shall contain the signed and sworn statement of its sponsor. If sponsored by an organization, the sworn statement of two executive officers is required. If the argument is sponsored by a political action committee, the sworn statement of the committee’s chairperson or treasurer is required. A sample sworn statement is "Sworn this day of , 2020." and must include your printed name and signature"
- Arguments shall include the residence or post office address and a telephone number of the sponsor(s), which information is not included in the pamphlet.
Arguments shall be filed electronically by email email@example.com. Each signature appearing with the argument must be notarized.
- A $60 deposit is required for each argument filed, to offset a portion of the proportionate cost of paper and printing the argument. The deposit may be paid by credit card over the phone – (480) 982-8002 - or by cash, credit or check payable to City of Apache Junction City Clerk’s Office, 300 E. Superstition Blvd., Apache Junction, AZ 85119.
Arguments are printed in the publicity pamphlet exactly as submitted, and are not edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation, or for any other reason.
Candidate Filing Period March 9 - April 6, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Last Day to Submit Ballot Arguments May 6, 2020
First Day to Post Political Signs April 7, 2020
Publicity Pamphlets are Mailed June 30, 2020
Ballots Mailed to AJ Voters July 3, 2020
Last Day to Register to Vote July 6, 2020 @ Midnight
Early Voting Begins July 8, 2020
Last Day to Request an Early Ballot July 24, 2020
ELECTION DAY August 4, 2020
Last Day to Remove Political Signs August 19, 2020
Early Voting Begins October 7, 2020
Last Day to Request an Early Ballot October 23, 2020
ELECTION DAY November 3, 2020
Early Voting Sites
The next scheduled election will be the primary election on August 4, 2020, with voter registration deadline being July 6, 2020.
For more information on getting an early ballot visit:
Pinal County Recorder
Maricopa County Recorder
Voting Precinct Map
Voting Precinct Map
The City of Apache Junction is primarily in Pinal County with a small portion in Maricopa County. The borderline is Meridian. Anyone living west of Meridian is in Maricopa County, east of Meridian is in Pinal County. Links to the voter registration offices for both counties have been provided for you.