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.

Vote by mail

Sign up for ballots by mail

Eligible voters may request a 2020 ballot for the Association and District elections.

Upon verification of land eligibility, official early voting ballots will be mailed beginning Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Official early ballots will not be processed unless all information below is complete. The last day to request official early ballots is Friday, March 27, 2020, 5 p.m. A separate request must be submitted by each individual voter.

SRP 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 Early Ballot Request form Document is a PDF. Print a copy, complete, sign and mail to: SRP Corporate Secretary, SRP Mail Station PAB215, P.O. Box 52105, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2105.

SRP 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 7, 2020. 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 Fact Sheet Document is a PDF 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 Fact Sheet Document is a PDF for additional election information regarding the District election.

Candidates must be qualified by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020 to appear on the ballot. View the list of qualified candidates prior to February 7, Association Qualifed Candidates Document is a PDF and District Qualified Candidates Document is a PDF.

2020 SRP elections key dates

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

Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

First Call for Candidates Document is a PDF

Wed., Dec. 4

Second Call for Candidates Document is a PDF

Sun., Dec. 29

Land ownership cut-off date

Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

• 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 7 elections.

Wed., Jan. 8

First day to accept Nomination Papers

Sun., Jan. 12

Second Notice of Elections Ad to appear Document is a PDF

Fri., Feb. 7

Deadline to file Nomination Papers and Petitions

Thurs., Feb. 27

Deadline for write-in candidates to file Nomination Papers

Mon., March 9

Deadline for Arizona voter registration (D)

Wed., March 11

• 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 11 through Mon., April 6

Fri., March 27

Last day to accept Applications for Early Voting Ballots by Mail

Tues., March 31

Public test

Mon., April 6

Last Day of Voting at Early Voting Center

Tues., April 7

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 13

Canvass meeting – official elections results announced

Mon., May 4 –
Tues., May 5

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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