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LAKE HAVASU CITY- CANDIDATE INFORMATION

The deadline to submit nomination papers to appear on the ballot was April 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Official candidates (listed in alphabetical order) for the August 2, 2022, Primary Election ballot are as follows:

Mayor – 1 Seat Available

  • Sheehy, Cal

Councilmember – 3 Seats Available

  • Braden, Morgan
  • Coke, Jeni
  • Curry, Mark
  • Diaz, David V.
  • Dolan, Jim
  • Lin, Michele

The deadline to submit the required documentation to be a write-in candidate at the Primary Election is Thursday, June 23, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

LAKE HAVASU CITY 2022 ELECTION

Lake Havasu City will hold a Primary Election on August 2, 2022, for the purpose of electing one (1) Mayor and three (3) Councilmembers to serve on the Lake Havasu City Council for a four-year term. A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, to fill any elected offices that remain unfilled after the Primary Election.

Any candidate receiving a majority of all votes cast at the Primary Election will be declared elected without running in the General Election.

Mayor Cal Sheehy and Councilmembers Jeni Coke, Jim Dolan, and Michele Lin are currently serving four-year terms that will expire in November 2022.

All successful candidates will take office at the Lake Havasu City Council Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

WHAT ELECTIONS ARE COMING UP?

Lake Havasu City holds regularly scheduled elections in the fall of even-numbered years (August and November). The Mayor and six (6) Councilmembers are elected at-large. Councilmembers serve (4-year) overlapping terms, with three (3) Councilmembers elected at a time.

The next candidate election will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, for the offices of one (1) Mayor and three (3) Councilmembers. A General Election, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

HOW DO I RUN FOR OFFICE?

If you are interested in running for office of Mayor or Councilmember in the 2022 Fall August/November Elections, candidate packets are available in the City Clerk’s office. Please contact the City Clerk’s office for more information on candidate packets and requirements.

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 2, 2022.

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

CANDIDATE NOMINATION FILING DEADLINE

The nomination petition filing period begins on Monday, March 7, 2022, and ends no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022.

The following paperwork must be filed during the nomination filing period:

  • Nomination Petitions containing at least 645 signatures
  • Nomination Paper including Declaration of Qualification
  • Financial Disclosure Statement
CANDIDATE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum: 645 signatures
  • Maximum: 1,289 signatures
WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE

(Write-In Nomination papers must be filed not less than 40 days before the election)

Primary Election Write-in Candidate Filing Deadline – 5:00 p.m., June 23, 2022

  • A person cannot be a write-in candidate at a primary election if the person:
    • Filed a nomination petition for the current primary election for the office sought and failed to provide a sufficient number of valid petition signatures
    • Withdrew from the primary election after a challenge was filed
    • Was removed from or otherwise determine by court order to be ineligible for the primary election ballot

    General Election Write-in Candidate Filing Deadline – 5:00 p.m., September 29, 2022

  • A person cannot be a write-in candidate at the general election if the person:
    • Ran in the immediately preceding primary election for that office and failed to be nominated
    • Filed a nomination petition without enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot for that year’s primary election

WHERE DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

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

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.

IS THERE EARLY VOTING?

Early voting for the August 2, 2022, Primary Election will begin on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, through Friday, July 29, 2022.

Early voting for the November 8, 2022, General Election will begin on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, through Friday, November 4, 2022.

Early Voting Location (Lake Havasu City):

  • Lake Havasu City Library – 1770 North McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

For more information on Early Voting, please contact Mohave County Voter Registration.

For the August 2, 2022, Primary Election, the deadline for registered voters to request that a ballot be mailed to them is by 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2022.

For the November 8, 2022, General Election, the deadline for registered voters to request that a ballot be mailed to them is by 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2022.

WHERE DO I FIND MY POLLING PLACE?

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.

For a listing of Mohave County polling sites and addresses visit the Mohave County website or contact the Lake Havasu City Clerk’s Office.

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

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