Welcome to the Historic Town of Clarkdale
A 2012 Centennial Town
"A Place That Makes Sense"
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:30pm
8:00am - 12:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
P.O. Box 308
39 North Ninth Street
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(928) 639- 2400
Fax: (928) 639-2409
Historical Society & Museum
“INDEPENDENTS” CAN VOTE IN THE PRIMARY
Just a reminder that “Independents” can vote in the Primary they just need to tell the County which ballot they want
to vote BY JULY 12th. If you are an Independent and are on the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL), along with your
new Voter ID Card, will be a tear-off card to send back with your ballot choice.
HOW TO CAST YOUR VOTE AT THE PRIMARY ELECTION
The Primary Election being held on August 26, 2014, which includes those running for Clarkdale Town Council along
with Clarkdale’s Alternative Expenditure Limitation (Home Rule) Option will not be run as an “All Mail Ballot” as in the past.
Vote Center: Registered Voters will need to cast their vote at a “Vote Center” unless they are registered on Yavapai
County’s Permanent Early Voting List or request a mail ballot.
Request a Mail Ballot: To request a ballot by mail contact Yavapai County Election & Voter Registration Office,
either verbally or in writing, email, or through their Early Ballot Request website no sooner than May 26, 2014 and no
later than August 15, 2014.
Permanent Early Voting List: Any registered voter may request to be included on the “Permanent Early Voting List”
in order to automatically receive an early ballot by mail, for all elections they are eligible to participate, that are governed
by state law. In order to be included on the “Permanent Early Voting List”, the voter must make a written request
specifically asking that their name be added to the permanent list. The request must include the voter’s name, residence
address, mailing address within the State of Arizona, date of birth, and signature.
Remember, many races, especially local races, are determined in the Primary, so make sure you get your ballot and VOTE!
For more Election related News, visit the County website at: www.yavapai.us/electionsvr/ or check back here.
Candidates File for Clarkdale’s Primary Election
Three seats on the Clarkdale Town Council are available during this election cycle (two seats with four-year terms and
one seat with a two-year term). The following candidates have submitted their forms with the Town Clerk’s office and will
be included on the ballot during the August 26, 2014 Primary Election:
COUNCILMEMBER – FOUR YEAR TERM
COUNCILMEMBER – TWO YEAR TERM
Alternative Expenditure Limitation (“Home Rule Option”)
Clarkdale voters will be asked to extend the Town of Clarkdale’s Alternative Expenditure Limitation (“Home Rule Option”)
at the August 26th Primary Election. If passed, it will mark the 7th time that Clarkdale voters have approved the Home Rule
Option in Clarkdale since its inception in 1980.
In 1980, Arizona voters approved a tax reform package that, among other things, placed an expenditure limitation on cities
and towns. Under a state imposed expenditure limitation, a city or town may only expend a certain amount of funds, regardless
of the city or town's revenue or individual needs. The city or town's budget is limited by the state-imposed ceiling.
The legislation allowed local voters in cities and towns to approve an exception to the state imposed expenditure limitation.
Under the Alternative Expenditure Limitation (Home Rule Option) the city or town may determine its own expenditures based
on a city or town budget. With voter approval, the Town is then limited to the expenditure of estimated available revenues,
whether such expenditures are less or more than, the state imposed limit.
Under a Home Rule Option, if approved by the voters, the amount of revenue estimated to be available to fund the operation
of your town government is $21,268,974 in 2015-2016, $22,332,423 in 2016-2017, $23,449,044 in 2017-2018 and $24,621,496
The town will utilize the expenditure authority for all local budgetary purposes including General Government Services, Library,
Community Development, Municipal Court, Police, Public Works, Capital Projects, Streets, Wastewater, Water, Sanitation,
Cemetery, Grants, Development, and Donations.
Under the state-imposed limitation the town estimates it will only be allowed to expend approximately $9,996,837 in 2015-2016,
$9,226,057 in 2016-2017, $7,681,943 in 2017-2018 and $6,265,515 in 2018-2019 for the operation of your local government
regardless of available revenues above those amounts.
A detailed summary listing available revenues and estimated amounts to be expended in specific areas will be included in the
Publicity Pamphlet that registered votes will receive the end of July.
Clarkdale voters must decide every four years whether to continue operating under the Home Rule Option, and have done so
each time they’ve been asked since 1980.
2014 CANDIDATE NOMINATION PACKETS AVAILABLE
This process allows any qualified voter within the Town boundaries of Clarkdale the opportunity of seeking public office.
nomination paper is a formal notification to the Town Clerk that the individual
intends to seek public office.
and Friday between 8:00 AM and Noon at the Town Hall located at 39 N Ninth Street, Clarkdale. Candidates must file
a Political Committee Statement of Organization or a $500 Threshold Exemption Statement with the Town Clerk before
receiving or expending money, circulating Nomination Petitions, or distributing campaign literature. In order to be on
ballot, completed packets must be filed with the Town Clerk between April 28,
2014 and May 28, 2014.
on the August 26, 2014 ballot. A candidate is declared elected to office in the Primary Election if that candidate has
a majority of all votes (ballots) cast. A canvass of the August 26, 2014 election results will determine if the
November 4, 2014 General Election for local candidates is required.
process and items on the ballot. Town Clerk, Kathy Bainbridge, may be contacted at 928-639-2445 for
POLITICAL SIGN INFORMATION
CAMPAIGN FINANCE STATEMENTS - 2014 Election
CAMPAIGN FINANCE STATEMENTS - 2012 Election
Campaign Finance Statements 2010
Campaign Finance Statements 2009
Campaign Finance Statements 2008
There are new voter registration requirements due to the implementation of Proposition 200. To avoid any problems
with being registered in time for an election, we encourage everyone who is not registered to vote, to register early.
Voter registration forms are available at the Yavapai County building, Clarkdale Town Hall and the Clark Memorial Library.
The Yavapai County Voter Registration office can be contacted directly at (928) 771-3248, ask for the Voter Registration Office.
If this is your first time registering to vote in Arizona, or you have moved from another county in Arizona, your voter
registration form must also include proof of citizenship or the form will be rejected. If you have an Arizona driver license
or non-operating identification issued after October 1, 1996, write the number in box 13 on the front of the Arizona Voter
Registration Form. This will serve as proof of citizenship and no additional documents are needed. If not, you must
attach proof of citizenship to the form. Only one acceptable form of proof is needed to register to vote. The following
is a list of acceptable documents to establish your citizenship:
A legible photocopy of a driver’s license or non-operating identification license issued by another
A legible photocopy of a birth certificate that verified United States Citizenship (if using a married name, you will probably also need to submit a legible copy of your marriage license).
A legible photocopy of your United States passport containing your name and passport number.
A legible photocopy of United States naturalization documents or the number of the certification of naturalization. If only the number is provided, it will need to be verified before the registration can be processed.
A Bureau of Indian Affair’s Card number, Tribal Treaty Card Number or Tribal Enrollment Number on the registration form.
A legible photocopy of a Tribal Certificate or Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.
Do not send originals! To avoid any problems with being registered in time for the election, we encourage everyone
who is not registered to vote to register early.
For Additional Information, Contact:
Kathy Bainbridge, Town Clerk
Town of Clarkdale
Post Office Box 308
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Telephone: (928) 639-2400
E-Mail: Kathy Bainbridge
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