The Prescott Valley Town Council is comprised of the Mayor and 6 Council Members. The Mayor and Council members are elected from the town at large to 4-year terms. To avoid having all the Council seats expire in the same year, terms are staggered with the Mayor and 2 Council Members elected at one election and the other 4 Council Members are elected 2 years later.
Prescott Valley Mayor and Council elections are held in August of even-numbered years. If no candidate for an office receives a majority of the votes cast for that office in the August election, a runoff election is held in November. Candidates who move the run-off election are determined by the majority vote formula found in A.R.S 9-821.01(F)-taking the number of unfilled council seats multiplied by twice the number of candidates per seat.
The next regularly scheduled election in Prescott Valley will be the Primary Election held in August 2, 2022 and General (runoff) Election in November 8, 2022 in accordance with ARS 16-204(e).
Public Notice - Call for Supporting or Opposing Statements Regarding General Plan 2035
Each Arizona municipal council must adopt a comprehensive, long-range general plan for development of the municipality. Such adopted plans must be ratified by the voters. Adoption and ratification must occur at least every 10 years. Prescott Valley voters ratified the current General Plan 2025 in 2013. At its May 12, 2022 regular meeting, the Prescott Valley Town Council adopted a new General Plan 2035 by Resolution No. 2022-2250. It is now proposed that Prescott Valley voters consider the new Plan for ratification at the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
A.R.S. §9-461.06(M) requires a municipal election pamphlet to be provided to voters prior to this election. Arguments from individuals or groups supporting or opposing the proposed Prescott Valley General Plan 2035 may be included. Such arguments must be submitted to the Office of the Town Clerk, 7501 Skoog Blvd., 2nd floor, Prescott Valley, Arizona, 86314, no later than Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. for inclusion in the pamphlet. No arguments may exceed 300 words in length and payment of $100.00 per argument is required in cash or certified funds for the purpose of offsetting a portion of the proportionate cost of the paper and printing of the argument. [A.R.S. §§19-123 and 19-124(d); Prescott Valley Resolution No. 1459 (September 14, 2006)] The voter registration deadline for the General Election is Tuesday, October 11, 2022. By order of the Town Council of the Town of Prescott Valley.
Click here to find more information on Proposition 456- Town of Prescott Valley General Plan 2035
/s/ Fatima Fernandez, Town Clerk
The Council, or under certain circumstances the Clerk, may also call special elections, when needed, in accordance with State Law. This may include elections for initiatives, referendums or recalls. All associated documentation for an Initiative, referendum or recall is available upon request from the Town Clerk's Office. Petitions must be filed in accordance with the Arizona Constitution and Arizona Revised Statutes. Keep in mind that the following filing deadlines apply:
Initiative - Petitions cannot be circulated for signatures more than twenty-four (24) months preceding the election at which the measure is proposed to be voted on and petitions must be filed no later than four (4) months preceding the lection at which the measure is proposed to be voted on.
Referendum - Petitions must be filed within thirty (30) days after passage of the ordinance, resolution or franchise.
Recall - Petitions must be filed no later than one hundred and twenty (120) days from the date of submission of the application for recall petition.
Election of Mayor & Council
The Mayor and Council members shall be elected from the Town at-large, pursuant to the election procedure specified in ordinances which are adopted according to law.
Assuming Duties of Office
The Mayor and Council members shall assume the duties of the office at the regularly scheduled Council meeting next following the date of the canvass of the vote of the General Election at which, or effective as of the date of which, the Mayor and Council members were elected.
A qualified elector is deemed to be any person whose name appears on the register for the last preceding general election, or who has registered subsequently, and is otherwise qualified.
Mayor or Council Member
At least 5% and not more than 10% of the highest vote for an office in the last preceding election for an elected official of the town. Candidates need to file no less than 579 and no more than 1,157 signature petitions for the August 2, 2022 Election.
Write-in Candidate Information
The write-in Candidate nomination paper must be filed with the town clerk by 5:00 p.m., 40 days prior to the election. The Nomination Paper Write-in form is on the Candidate Forms page. The deadline for write-in candidates for the Primary Election in August is June 23, 2022.
Final Election Results
Posted after the election.
For additional election information, please contact:
Town of Prescott Valley - Town Clerk’s Office
7501 E Skoog Boulevard
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314