ELECTION NEWS FOR CITY OF SHOW LOW
Candidate packets available beginning January 7
The City of Show Low will hold a primary election on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in conjunction with the county election, for the purpose of electing a mayor and three council members to fill four-year terms. A general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, to fill any seats that remain unfilled after the primary election.
Anyone interested in running for the mayor or a council seat must be 18 years of age at the time of the primary election, be a qualified elector residing within the City of Show Low at the time of the election and have resided within the city for one year preceding the election. Council members are non-partisan and serve at large (that is, they represent all citizens, not a specific area or district of the city).
Candidate nomination packets for anyone wishing to run for the mayor or city council will be available beginning Tuesday, January 7, at Show Low city hall, 180 N. 9th Street. The filing period for candidate nomination papers begins March 9, 2020, and ends April 6, 2020 (no later than 5:00 p.m.). Contact the clerk's office at (928) 532-4061 or (928) 532-4060 for more information or to schedule an appointment to pick up a candidate packet.
(posted December 2019)
The City Clerk’s office coordinates and conducts all municipal elections, which are open to all registered voters within the city limits of Show Low. For more information about Show Low’s elections, call (928) 532-4061 or (928) 532-4060.
When are elections held?
Regular city elections are held in the fall of even-numbered years and are consolidated with federal, state and county elections. In 2020, the Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 4, and the General Election (if one is needed for the city) will be Tuesday, November 3.
What’s on the ballot?
At the August 4 Primary Election, voters will select candidates for the mayor and three Council seats, all for four-year terms. Nomination packets will be available on January 7, 2020, by contacting the city clerk's office at (928) 532-4061 or (928) 532-4060. The filing period for nomination papers begins March 9, 2020, and ends April 6, 2020, no later than 5:00 p.m. (Note: A city General Election will be held only if the mayor's seat and three Council seats are not filled at the Primary.)
Where do I vote?
Show Low voters must cast their ballot at a polling place. Voters may choose to vote at either of the following polling locations:
- City campus gymnasium, 620 E. McNeil
- Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District, 3561 E. Deuce of Clubs
If you prefer having your ballot mailed directly to you rather than going to the polling location, register with Navajo County to receive an “early” ballot. If you moved since registering or your mailing address has changed, the ballot will NOT be forwarded per state law. To be placed on the early ballot list, to check your address or to be placed on the permanent early voting list, call voter registration at (800) 668-3867 or (928) 524-4192.
Key election dates
For the August 4 Primary Election:
- July 2 is the first day to request an early ballot to be mailed
- July 6 is the last day to register to vote
- July 8 is the date early voting begins
- July 24 is the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed
- July 31 is the last day to vote an early ballot (in person at County offices)
For the November 3 General Election:
- October 1 is the first day to request an early ballot to be mailed
- October 5 is the last day to register to vote
- October 7 is the date early voting begins
- October 23 is the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed
- October 30 is the last day to vote an early ballot (in person at County offices)