2018 Recall Information
What Is A Recall?
Recall is the power, reserved for registered voters, to demand the removal of an elected official. If the required number of signatures is obtained by petition, the officer may resign or have the issue of retention of office submitted to the voters via a recall ballot. The Mayor and Council are the only elected officers of the Town of Gila Bend. An elected official is not subject to recall until the officer has actually held office for at least six (6) months from first assuming office.
The Recall Process:
Proponents of a recall effort must apply with the Town Clerk's Office for an official petition serial number. The Town Clerk's Office provides a packet of information containing necessary forms and helpful information relating to these public processes. Please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 928-683-2255 or email the Town Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to schedule a time to meet and review this material.
A Petition for Recall Affidavit (not to exceed 200 words) stating the grounds for recall and an endorsement setting forth the names and addresses of the petitioners must be filed with the Town Clerk before circulating the petition.
Recall Candidate Packets are available in the Town Clerk's Office located at 644 West Pima Street, Gila Bend, AZ. 85337- Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Recall Election will be held at the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Polls will be open to registered voters residing in the Town of Gila Bend from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall.
NOTICE OF RECALL ELECTION
PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE TOWN OF GILA BEND
ORDER CALLING FOR SPECIAL RECALL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given, and it is hereby Ordered, that the Town of Gila Bend will hold a Special Recall Election to be held on August 28, 2018.
Recall Election: August 28, 2018
Town Council seats currently held by Mayor Tommy Lee Sikes, Vice-Mayor Chris Riggs, Council Member Bill Hollowell and Council Member Clyde Kreeger, whose names must appear on the ballot as a candidate.
Procedure and schedule for Filing of Nomination Petitions by other candidates:
Candidate Packets will be available at the Gila Bend Clerk’s Office located at 644 West Pima Street, Gila Bend AZ 85337 beginning May 16, 2018
Candidate Petitions must be filed no earlier than 90 days prior to the Election Day – that day is no earlier than Wednesday, May 30, 2018 and
Candidate Petitions must be filed no later than 60 days prior to the Election Day – that day is no later than Friday, June 29, 2018.
Nomination papers for write-in candidates are due by Thursday, July 19, 2018.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Monday, July 30, 2018. REGISTER TO VOTE
DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN EARLY BALLOT IS August 17, 2018.
For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 928.683.2255.