ARTICLE I.
IN GENERAL

Sec. 4-1 State law to govern.

All city elections shall be conducted pursuant to state law.

Sec. 4-2 Nonpartisan nature of primary.

Nothing on the ballot in any primary election shall be indicative of the source of the candidacy or of the support of the candidate.

(Code 1966, § 16-12)

State law references: Requirement of nonpartisan elections, A.R.S. § 9-821.01.

Sec. 4-2.1 Election dates.

The primary and general elections will be held on the dates prescribed in A.R.S. § 16-204.

(Ord. No. 1503, 11-7-05; Ord. No. 1609, § 1, 2-19-08; Ord. No. 1759, § 1, 7-16-13)

Sec. 4-3 Election of candidates receiving majority at primary election.

(a) Any candidate for the office of mayor who shall receive at the primary election a majority of the votes cast for that office shall be declared elected to the office, effective as of the date of the general election, and no further election shall be held as to the office of mayor.

(b) Any candidate for city council who shall receive at the primary election a majority of the votes cast shall be declared elected to the office for which he is a candidate, effective as of the date of the general election, and no further election shall be held as to such candidate.

(c) In calculating the votes cast in the city primary election for purposes of determining if a candidate for the office of mayor or council has received a majority of the votes cast, the basis shall be the number of votes cast for the office of mayor at that election.

(Code 1966, § 16-11; Ord. No. 549, § 4, 12-17-84; Ord. No. 1760, § 1, 7-16-13)

State law references: Power of city to so provide, A.R.S., § 9-821.01.

Sec. 4-4 General election—When required.

If the positions subject to election are not filled at the primary election, then a general election shall be held to fill such positions.

(Code 1966, § 16-13)

Sec. 4-5 Same—Person on ballot.

(a) Candidates to be placed on the ballot at a required second or general municipal election shall be those not elected at the first election and shall be equal in number to twice the number to be elected to any given office, unless a less number than such number was on the primary election ballot.

(b) If two (2) or more persons tie in votes at the primary election and the election returns are such that if there were no tie one of them would be in the general election, then all of such persons shall be in the general election.

(Code 1966, § 16-14)

Sec. 4-6 Same—Winners.

The number of candidates equal to the persons to be elected at that election who shall receive the highest number of votes at the general election shall be declared elected to such offices.

(Code 1966, § 16-15)

State law references: Similar provisions, A.R.S. § 821.01.

Sec. 4-7 Basis for initiative petitions.

The basis for calculating the percentage of signatures needed for an initiative petition shall be the whole number of qualified electors registered to vote at the city election at which a mayor or councilmember were chosen last preceding the filing of the petition.

(Ord. No. 609(1), 5-5-86)

Sec. 4-8 Initiative and referendum; time of election.

Any initiative or referendum matter may be voted on at the next ensuing primary or general election, or at a special election called by the council for such purpose.

(Ord. No. 1092, § 1, 9-3-96)

Secs. 4-94-20. Reserved.