Governing Board Election Checklist and Timeline for November 3, 2020 General Election
DEADLINE DAYS RESPONSIBLE PARTY / ACTION AUTHORITY
03/16/20   Governing Board Packets are now available. Candidates must file a Nomination Affidavit, Candidate Statement of Interest, and have the option to file a Committee Statement of Organization. 16-311; 16-322; 16-906
06/06/20* -150 First date for candidate to file nomination petitions and statement of interest with the County School Superintendent’s Office *June 6, 2020 is a Saturday and the Superintendents Office will not be open. Nomination Petitions may be turned in the following Monday June 8, 2020. 16-311
07/06/20 -120 Last date for candidate to file nomination petitions and statement of interest with the County School Superintendent’s Office. 16-311
07/20/20 -110 Last date to challenge nomination petitions (10 days after the filing deadline of 07/06/20 excluding weekends). 16-351
08/07/20 -88 County School Superintendent shares Governing Board Candidate information to Elections Department.  
08/14/20 -81 County School Superintendent to prepare correspondence to district superintendents regarding board elections that may be cancelled.  
08/19/20 -76 Deadline to file as a write in candidate for any election that may be cancelled. 16-312
08/19/20 -76 County School Superintendent to prepare documents for Board of Supervisors regarding district board elections that may be cancelled, including any board election that should not be cancelled because the district has called for another election.  
08/20/20 -75 Board of Supervisors may cancel uncontested board elections. If an election may be cancelled because only one person filed or no person filed a nominating petition by the deadline date, the deadline to file as a write in candidate is 76 days before the election. Pursuant to 15-424.D the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, no earlier than 75 days before the election, may cancel the election for that office and that office is then deemed vacant and shall be filled as provided in 15-302. 15-424
09/02/20 -56

BOS will cancel uncontested elections at their September 2, 2020 meeting

 
09/16/20 -48 Last date for a candidate to submit their 500 word statement and/or paragraph. 15-421
09/23/20 -41 500 word statements (verbatim) and recent photographs posted on the  County School Superintendent’s website. 15-421
09/24/20 -40 Last date to file as a write in candidate for any election that will be on the ballot. 16-312
10/05/20 -29 Last date to register to vote. 16-120
10/07/20 -27 Early Voting begins. 16-545
10/23/20 -11 Last day to request an Early Ballot to be mailed. 16-542.D
10/30/20 -4 Last day to vote early. 16-542.E
11/02/20 -1 Emergency early voting. 16-542.H
11/03/20 0 ELECTION DAY. 16-204
11/09/20 6 First day to canvass returns. The County School Superintendent and Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors must meet to canvass the returns. 15-426
12/03/20 30 Last day to canvass returns. 15-426
12/03/20 30 Arizona School Board Association – listing of all newly elected board members.  
    Committee terminates when committee treasurer files a termination statement with the County School Superintendent’s Office. 16-934

Contact Information: Jenn Nelson, Education Elections Coordinator, Yavapai County School Superintendent’s Office, (928) 442-5138 or Email Jenn at jenn.nelson@yavapai.us