Yavapai County 2020 Consolidation Election

Election Day – 11/3/2020

 

Office of the Yavapai County School Superintendent
consolidation election checklist
for Cottonwood Elementary School District #6
and Mingus Union High School District #4
DEADLINE # OF DAYS BEFORE ELECTION EVENT / RESPONSIBLE PARTY / ACTION STATUTE
current – 6/03/2020 School District – Start educating constituents on ballot issues.

Petition Serial Number can be requested through County School Office

06/01/20 -155 Last day for PAC to file petitions with County School Office – Petitions must bear the signatures of ten percent or more of the number of qualified electors who voted in whichever of the last two general elections resulted in the highest number of ballots cast and who reside in the schools district(s). ARS § 15-459.A
06/15/20 -141 Last day to Challenge petitions. ARS § 16-351
ARS § 16-351.01
06/29/20 -127 Verification from voter registration from challenged petitions.
07/03/20 -123 Election may be called by County School Office as early as July 03,2020, or as late as August 07, 2020, in order to have the final approved ballot question submitted to county elections by the August 07, 2020 deadline. ARS § 15-459 &
ARS § 16-204
07/03/20 -123 County School Office may start to compile information to be included in Information Pamphlet, including consolidation plan. County School Office notifies County Elections, Recorder, and Board of Supervisors of call for election. County School Office arranges for certified translator, if necessary, printer, labeler, and mailing services (coordinating deadlines with each vendor).
07/09/20 -117 County School Office places PRO/CON notices in newspaper. The pro/con deadline is July 23, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO MAXIMUM OR MINIMUM LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF PRO AND CON ARGUMENTS THAT CAN BE PRINTED FOR THIS BALLOT QUESTION. ARS § 15-481
07/09/20 -117 County School Office starts preparing Information Pamphlet, including consolidation plan, Spanish translation, if applicable, layout, sample ballot, printing, labeling, and mailing. Districts will be responsible for all costs incurred in the preparation and mailing of pamphlet. ARS § 15-481
07/23/20 -103 Deadline for PRO/CON arguments due to County School Office. ARS § 15-481.B.9
07/29/20 -97 County School Office may provide a draft of the Information Pamphlet, including consolidation plan, to District Governing Board(s) for review and comments.
07/31/20 -95 County School Office may accept Governing Boards’ resolutions outlining comments regarding the Information Pamphlet, including the consolidation plan, by 5:00 PM August 02, 2020.
08/02/20 -93 First day for voters to request an Early Ballot. ARS § 16-542.A
08/07/20 -88 County School Office delivers Information Pamphlet, including consolidation plan, to translator/printer.
08/07/20 -88 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FINAL BALLOT QUESTION ARS § 15-459.E
09/29/20 -35 DEADLINE FOR MAILING INFORMATION PAMPHLET, INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION PLAN. ONLY ONE PAMPHLET, INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION PLAN, WILL BE MAILED TO EACH HOUSEHOLD CONTAINING A REGISTERED VOTER. PLEASE MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE HOUSEHOLD.
09/29/20 -35 County School Office may submit information Pamphlet, including consolidation plan, to Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives for informational purposes.
10/05/20 -29 Last date to register to vote.
10/07/20 -27 Early voting begins.
10/09/20 -25 LAST DATE FOR COUNTY SCHOOL OFFICE TO POST Election Notice. Notices are required to be posted in at least three public places in each of the school districts proposed to be consolidated at least 25 days before the election. ARS § 15-459.C
10/14/20 -20 County School Office files affidavit of election notice posting.
10/20/20 -14 County Elections performs Logic & Accuracy (L&A) test. County School Office will provide a witness to observe the L&A test. District(s) may also send a witness to observe the L&A test. Verify actual date with County Elections. ARS § 16-449
10/23/20 -11 Last date to request an Early Ballot to be mailed.
10/30/20 -4 Last day to vote early at an on-site location.
11/03/20 0 ELECTION DAY
11/12/20 County School Office and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors shall canvass the vote ARS § 15-459.G.
06/30/21 If a majority of the voters approve the consolidation, the consolidated school district becomes operational from and after June 30 next following the election. ARS § 15-459.G

Contact Information: Jenn Nelson, Office of the Yavapai County School Superintendent. Telephone 928-442-5138 or Email Jenn at jenn.nelson@yavapai.us