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LAKE HAVASU CITY
2018 ELECTIONS
AUGUST 28, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION
NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION


The deadline for candidates to submit petitions and other required documentation for their name to appear on the August 28, 2018, Primary Election ballot for mayor or councilmember was Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

The final candidates (listed in alphabetical order) are as follows:

Mayor

  • Norona, Nicole
  • Sheehy, Cal

Councilmember

  • Coke, Jeni
  • Crayne, Rich
  • Dolan, Jim
  • Lin, Michele
  • McClane, Alex
Notice of Arguments for Prop 409

Click HERE to view public notice of arguments.

The Lake Havasu City Council adopted Resolution No. 18-3210 designating August 28, 2018, as the date for holding a Primary Election in Lake Havasu City to propose a permanent base adjustment to the 1979-1980 Base Expenditure Limitation for Lake Havasu City.

Proposition 409 will put the question to the voters:

“Shall the Expenditure Base of Lake Havasu City be Permanently Adjusted by $5,000,000?”

Arguments for or against ballot measures may be filed with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Lake Havasu City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 2330 McCulloch Boulevard North, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 86403.

Arguments are limited to 300 words in length and must contain the sworn statement of each person sponsoring it. At the time of filing, a deposit of $100 per argument is required to offset a portion of the proportionate cost of paper and printing the pamphlet.

For more information, please contact the Lake Havasu City Clerk’s Office at (928) 453-4142.

What elections are coming up?

Lake Havasu City will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 for the purpose of electing one Mayor and three Councilmembers, and to propose a permanent base adjustment to the 1979-1980 Base Expenditure Limitation for Lake Havasu City. A General Election shall be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to fill any elected offices that remain unfilled after the Primary Election. To be elected at the Primary Election, a candidate must receive a majority of all votes cast for that candidate’s race.

How do I run for office?

Beginning January 8, 2018, candidates seeking municipal office may obtain candidates packets, which contain nomination papers and other election materials that must be filed by candidates for public office, at the Lake Havasu City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 2330 N. McCulloch Boulevard, Arizona, 86403.

A candidate for city office must meet the following qualifications as set forth in ARS § 9-232:

  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of filing nomination papers.
  • Be a qualified elector* of Lake Havasu City at the time of filing nomination papers.
  • Have resided in Lake Havasu City for at least one year as of August 28, 2018.

*A qualified elector is a person who lives in Lake Havasu City and is currently a registered voter.

Where do I register to vote?

Residents must be registered to vote by Monday, July 30, 2018 (29 days prior to the election) to be qualified to vote in the Lake Havasu City Primary Election.

There are many venues in which to choose when registering to vote in Arizona:

  • Voter Registration Forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office, at City Hall, located at 2330 McCulloch Boulevard North, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 86403.
  • A printable Voter Registration Form can be found on the Mohave County Recorder/Elections website at www.mohavecounty.us, or by calling Mohave County Voter Registration at (928) 753-0767, TDD (928) 753-0769.
  • The state Motor Vehicle Division also provides an EZ Online Voter Registration site at http://www.servicearizona.com

If you are a registered voter and have changed your name, residential or mailing address, you need to re-register to vote at least 29 days prior to the election. To update your voter registration status, please contact Mohave County Voter Registration at (928) 753-0767. 

Is there early voting?

Applications for early ballots for the Primary Election are now available to qualified electors. Official ballots will be available beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

If you are planning on being out of town during the ballot mailing period and do not have a forwarding address where your ballot can be sent, you can vote in person at one of the designated early voting sites. Click HERE to view early voting sites for the upcoming election.

Where do I find my polling site?

On Election Day, all voters who wish to vote and did not vote early must vote at their polling place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.

Click HERE to be directed to the Mohave County website for a listing of Mohave County polling sites and addresses, or contact the Lake Havasu City Clerk’s Office at (928) 453-4142. 

Is there a Publicity Pamphlet?

Publicity pamphlets are only created during elections that have issues requiring one. 

Need more information?

For more information, please contact the Lake Havasu City Clerk’s Office at (928) 453-4142, 2330 McCulloch Boulevard North, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403.

Updated information concerning City elections will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available.

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