Statements of Interest
Before collecting any signatures, the Candidate Statement of Interest must be filed with the City Clerk's Office. This can be filed with the Clerk's Office by email at email@example.com or delivered in person by appointment.
If you receive contributions or make expenditures, in any combination, more than $500.00 in connection with a campaign for public office, the law states that a political committee must be created to serve as your campaign committee. In this case, a Candidate Committee Statement of Organization must be filed within ten days of receiving such contributions or making such expenditures. If any information contained on the statement of organization changes, it must be amended within ten days of the change of information.
Statements of Interest have been submitted by potential candidates for the following offices:
|Office of Mayor|
|Office of Councilmember|
Below are important dates for candidates and voters.
2024 PRIMARY ELECTION
|First Day Council Packets Available||November1, 2023|
|Candidate Filing Period||March 9, 2024 - April 8, 2024 @ 5:00 P.M.|
|First Day to Post Political Signs||May 27, 2024|
|Last Day Write-In Candidate Paperwork May be Filed||June 27, 2024|
|Last day to register to vote in Primary Election||July 8, 2024|
|Early Voting Begins/Early Ballots Mailed||July 10, 2024|
|Early voting period begins||July 10, 2024|
|Last day to request an early ballot||July 26, 2024|
|Early Voting Ends||August 2, 2024|
|ELECTION DAY||August 6, 2024|
|Last day to remove political signs if not advancing to General Election (Political Campaign Signs Policy)||August 21, 2024|
|Candidate filing period ( 03/09/24 - 09/26/24)|| Deadline September 26, 2024|
|Last day to register to vote|| October 7, 2024|
|Early voting period begins|| October 9, 2024|
|Last day to request an early ballot||October 25, 2024|
|Last day to vote early in person||November 1, 2024|
|ELECTION DAY||November 5, 2024|
|Last day to remove political signs (Political Campaign Signs Policy)||November 20, 2024|
The following information is provided for general knowledge of the process.
- 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
- Apache Junction residents who live in Pinal County should visit pinalcountyaz.gov/Vote for more information.
- Apache Junction residents who live in Maricopa County can view their ballot status and other information by visiting BeBallotReady.vote.
- For your voter information, polling locations, status of your ballot, request a ballot by mail: click the Arizona Voter Information Portal.
Pinal County Recorders office: 520-866-7550 or 1-888-431-1311
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 are provided below.
Election Night Information
Due to the large number of early ballots cast in most elections and the provisional ballots cast at the polls, final election results will not be available until several days after Election Day. Election night results are not final. After all the ballots are counted, results could be substantially different as to who is elected at the primary.
Statute prohibits the release of early voting results until all precincts have reported or one hour after the polls close, whichever occurs first.