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.

SRP elections

The officials of each organization are elected on the first Tuesday in April of even-numbered years. The most recent Association and District elections were April 3, 2018. Positions open in this election were:

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 Document is a PDF 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 Document is a PDF for additional election information regarding the District election.

The 2018 candidate lists are available for download:

2018 SRP elections key dates

Unless otherwise noted, dates and activities apply to both the Association (A) and District (D) elections.

Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

First Call for Candidates Document is a PDF

Wed., Nov. 29

Second Call for Candidates Document is a PDF

Sun., Dec. 24

Land ownership cut-off date

Sun., Dec. 31

• First Notice of Elections Ad to appear Document is a PDF
• First day to accept applications for Early Ballots by Mail. Prior to this date, applications to be placed on the Permanent Early Voter List can be submitted and be in effect for the April 3 elections.

Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

First day to accept Nomination Papers

Sun., Jan. 7

Second Notice of Elections Ad to appear Document is a PDF

Fri., Feb. 2

Deadline to file Nomination Papers and Petitions

Thurs., Feb. 22

Deadline for write-in candidates to file Nomination Papers

Mon., March 5

Deadline for Arizona voter registration (D)

Wed., March 7

• First day to mail Early Voting Ballots
• Early Voting Center Opens
     SRP Administration Building, 1500 N. Mill Ave., Tempe
     Mon. through Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     Wed., March 7 through Mon., April 2

Fri., March 23

Last day to accept Applications for Early Voting Ballots by Mail

Tues., March 27

Public test

Mon., April 2

Last Day of Voting at Early Voting Center

Tues., April 3

ELECTIONS DAY

In-person voting at SRP Voting Center from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.:
SRP Administration Building
1500 N. Mill Ave., Tempe

Early Voting Ballots must be hand-delivered to the SRP Corporate Secretary's Office, SRP Voting Center, or designated drop-off locations no later than 7 p.m. to be counted.

Mon., April 9

Canvass meeting – official elections results announced

Mon., May 7 –
Tues., May 8

Newly elected officials seated

Contact us

For questions, call the Elections Information Line at (602) 236-3048, Monday — Friday from 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m. or email election@srpnet.com.

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