SRP governance and elections
The Salt River Project ("SRP") is composed of two separate organizations: the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association (the "Association"), a private water corporation formed in 1903; and the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (the "District"), an agricultural improvement district and a political subdivision of the State of Arizona formed in 1937.
The Association and District both lie within the overall boundary of the Salt River Reservoir District and are divided into ten geographical voting areas, with certain excluded voting areas as illustrated on the map. The Association is divided into 10 voting districts and the District is divided into 10 voting divisions.
Each company of SRP is governed separately.
For the Association, landowners elect a president, a vice president, a 10-member board of governors and 30 council members. One governor and three council members are elected from each of the 10 voting districts. The president and vice president are elected at-large, meaning they are elected by the sum of the votes from all voting districts.
For the District, landowners elect a president, a vice president, a 14-member board of directors and 30 council members. One director and three council members are elected from each of the 10 voting divisions. The president, vice president and four remaining directors are elected at-large from all voting divisions.
A list of the president, vice president, board and council members is available.
Permanent early voting list
SRP now allows a voter to place their name on a permanent early voting list. Once a voter is on this list, for each election the voter is qualified, the voter no longer has to request an early ballot be mailed. Instead, an early ballot will automatically be mailed to the voter approximately 27 days prior to the specified election.
To be included on the Permanent Early Voting List for future Association and District elections, a voter must make a written request specifically requesting their name be added to the permanent list.
To do so you can use the online request form or download the Permanent Early Voting List form . Print a copy, complete, sign and mail to: SRP Corporate Secretary, SRP Mail Station PAB215, P.O. Box 52105, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2105 or complete the Permanent Early Voting List form on your computer, sign it electronically by filling in the e-signature field, acknowledge your e-signature by checking the acknowledgement checkbox, save the form, and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The officials of each organization are elected on the first Tuesday in April of even-numbered years. The next scheduled Association and District elections are April 3, 2018. Positions open for election are:
Association: President, Vice President, one position on the Board of Governors in each of voting districts 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10; and three positions on the Council in each of voting districts 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. All Association positions have four-year terms. See the Association Fact Sheet for additional election information regarding the Association election.
District: President, Vice President, one position on the Board of Directors in each of voting divisions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10; two at-large Board of Director positions, 12 and 14; and three positions on the Council in each of voting divisions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. All District positions have four-year terms. See the District Fact Sheet for additional election information regarding the District election.
Additional elections information and key dates will be posted mid-2017.
For questions, call the Elections Information Line at (602) 236-3048, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. or email email@example.com.