SRP governance and elections

The Salt River Project ("SRP") is comprised 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 26 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, download the Permanent Early Voting List form and print a copy to sign and mail to: SRP Corporate Secretary, SRP Mail Station PAB215, P.O. Box 52105, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2105.

An online form will be available in the near future.

2014 SRP elections

The officials of each organization are elected on the first Tuesday in April of even-numbered years. SRP elections in 2014 are Tuesday, April 1. A map of the Association and the District is available.

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 2014 Fact Sheet for additional election information regarding the Association election, including lands held in trust and the option to be added to the permanent early voting list for future elections.

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 2014 Fact Sheet for additional election information regarding the District election, including lands held in trust and the option to be added to the permanent early voting list for future elections..

2014 SRP elections key dates

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

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Publication of Call for Candidates Document is a PDF

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Second Call for Candidates Document is a PDF

Sunday, Dec. 22

100 Day Cut-off for Land Ownership

Sunday, Dec. 29

• Publication of Notice of Elections Document is a PDF
• First Day to Accept Applications for Early Ballots by Mail

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

First Day to Accept Nominating Papers and Nomination Petiitions

Sunday, Jan. 5

Second Notice of Elections Document is a PDF

Friday, Jan. 31

Deadline to File Nominating Papers and Nomination Petitions
2014 Candidates List Document is a PDF

Thursday, Feb. 20

Deadline for Write-In Candidates to File Nominating Papers

Monday, March 3

29 Day Cut-off for Arizona Registered Voters (D)

Thursday, March 6

First Day to Mail Early Ballots

Thursday, March 20

Deadline for Candidates to File Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report with Maricopa County Elections Department (D)

Friday, March 21

Last Day to Accept Applications for Early Ballots by Mail

Monday, March 24

First Day of Early Voting at SRP Voting Center:

SRP Administration Building
1521 N. Project Drive, Tempe, 85281
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 24 through March 31

Tuesday, March 25

Public Test

Monday, March 31

Last Day of Early Voting at Voting Center

Tuesday, April 1

ELECTION DAY

In-Person Voting at Voting Center from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
SRP Administration Building
1521 N. Project Drive, Tempe, 85281

Ballot Drop-Off Only Locations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
SRP West Valley Service Center
221 N. 79th Avenue, Tolleson, 85353

SRP Southside Water Service Center
3160 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, 85210

Wednesday, April 2

Unofficial Association Document is a PDF and District Document is a PDF Elections Results

Monday, April 7

Official Association Document is a PDF and District Document is a PDF Elections Results

Thursday, May 1

Deadline for Candidates to File Post-Election Campaign Finance Report (D)

Monday, May 5

Newly Elected Presidents, Vice Presidents and Board Members Seated

Monday, May 6

Newly Elected Council Members Seated

Monday, June 30

Deadline for Candidates to File Final Campaign Finance
Report (D)

Contact us

Email election@srpnet.com or call the Elections Information Line, (602) 236-3048, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for questions regarding the 2014 SRP elections.

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