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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.

Early ballots

Eligible voters may now request an early ballot by mail for the Association and District elections by mail. Ballots will be mailed upon verification of land eligibility beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The last day to request an early ballot by mail is Friday, March 25 at 5 p.m.

Elections

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 5, 2016. Positions open for election are:

Association: One position on the Board of Governors in each of voting districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9; and three positions on the Council in each of voting districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. All Association positions have four-year terms. See the Association 2016 Fact Sheet for additional election information regarding the Association election.

District: One position on the Board of Directors in each of voting divisions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9; two at-large Board of Director positions,11 and 13; and three positions on the Council in each of voting divisions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. All District positions have four-year terms. See the District 2016 Fact Sheet for additional election information regarding the District election.

2016 SRP elections key dates

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

Wed., Nov. 25, 2015

First Call for Candidates Document is a PDF
A Political Committee Statement of Organization or $500 Threshold Exemption Statement must be filed with the Maricopa County Elections Department before making any expenditures, accepting any contributions, distributing campaign literature, or circulating petitions. (D)

Wed., Dec. 2

Second Call for Candidates Document is a PDF

Sun., Dec. 27

Land ownership cut-off date

Sun., Jan. 3, 2016

  • First Notice of Elections
  • 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 5 elections.

Wed., Jan. 6

First day to accept Nomination Papers

Sun., Jan. 10

Second Notice of Elections Document is a PDF

Sun., Jan. 31

Deadline for candidates to file Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report with the Maricopa County Elections Department – covering the period of initial registration through Dec. 31, 2015 (D)

Fri., Feb. 5

Thurs., Feb. 25

Deadline for write-in candidates to file Petitions and Papers

Mon., March 7

Deadline for Arizona voter registration (D)

Wed., March 9

  • First day to mail Early Voting Ballots
  • Early Voting Center Opens
    SRP Administration Building, 1521 N. Project Drive, Tempe
    Mon. through Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Wed., March 9 through Mon., April 4

Fri., March 25

Last day to accept Applications for Early Voting Ballots by Mail

Tues., March 29

Public Test

Fri., April 1

Deadline to file Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report with the Maricopa County Elections Department – covering the period of Jan. 1 through March 24, 2016 (D)

Mon., April 4

Last Day of Voting at Early Voting Center

Tues., April 5

ELECTION DAY

In-person voting at SRP Voting Center from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.:
SRP Administration Building
1521 N. Project Drive, 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 11

Canvass meeting – official elections results announced

Mon., May 2 –
Tues., May 3

Newly elected officials seated

Thurs., May 5

Deadline to file Post Election Campaign Finance Report with the Maricopa County Elections Department – covering the period of March 25 through April 25, 2016 (D)

Thurs., June 30

Deadline to file Final Campaign Finance Report with the Maricopa County Elections Department – covering the period of April 26 through May 31, 2016 (D)

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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