elections_grfx2024 Election Information

More Information coming soon

2024 Primary Election - Tuesday, August 6, 2024

2024 General Election - Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Council Positions to be Filled

The Mayor (2-year term) and three Councilmember seats (4-year term) are open for election in 2024. The current Mayor and Councilmember terms that expire in 2024 are: Mayor Chip Wilson and Councilmembers Tess Nesser, Bambi Johnson and Peter Heck. All successful candidates will take office at the first regular meeting in January 2025.

Apache Junction  residents who live in Pinal County should visit pinalcountyaz.gov/Vote for more information.

Apache Junction residents who live in Maricopa County can view their ballot status and other information by visiting BeBallotReady.vote.  

For your voter information, polling locations, status of your ballot, request a ballot by mail: click the Arizona Voter Information Portal

Pinal County Recorders office: 520-866-7550 or 1-888-431-1311

Election Information

The following information is provided for general knowledge of the process.

  • City Council elections are held in the fall of even-numbered years 
  • The Primary Election is held in August; the General Election is held in November 
  • The Mayor and Councilmembers are elected at-large 

Statements of Interest

Before collecting any signatures, the Candidate Statement of Interest must be filed with the City Clerk's Office. This can be filed with the Clerk's Office by email at cityclerkdist@apachejunctionaz.gov  or delivered in person by appointment.

Statements of Interest have been submitted by potential candidates for the following offices:

Office of Mayor

Office of Councilmember

Important Dates

Below are important dates for candidates and voters.

Primary Election  *information coming soon
First Day Council Packets Available * November1, 2023
Candidate Filing Period*March 9, 2024 - April 8, 2024 @ 5:00 P.M.
First Day to Post Political Signs*May 27, 2024
Last day to register to vote* July 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.
Early Ballots Mailed to registered Apache Junction voters* July 10, 2024
Early voting period begins* July 10, 2024
Last day to request an early ballot* July 26, 2024
Early Voting Ends* August 2, 2024
ELECTION DAY** August 6, 2024
Last day to remove political signs
(Political Campaign Signs Policy)
* August 21, 2024

General Election*Information coming soon
Candidate filing period
Last day to register to vote
Early voting period
Last day to request an early ballot*
Last day to vote early in person
ELECTION DAY* November 5, 2024
Last day to remove political signs
(Political Campaign Signs Policy 


For more information on getting an early ballot visit:
Pinal County Recorder
Maricopa County Recorder

Additional Election Information
Political Sign Information:
A.R.S. 16-1019  
A.R.S. 33-1261-Planned Communities
before placing campaign signs you must contact Blue-stake
Voting Precinct Map 

Voter Registration

The City of Apache Junction is primarily in Pinal County with a small portion in Maricopa County. The borderline is Meridian.  Anyone living west of Meridian is in Maricopa County, east of Meridian is in Pinal County. Links to the voter registration offices for both counties are provided below.

Pinal County voter registration
Maricopa County voter registration

Pinal County elections web page
Maricopa County elections web page
Arizona Secretary of State

Election Night Information 

Due to the large number of early ballots cast in most elections and the provisional ballots cast at the polls, final election results will not be available until several days after Election Day.  Election night results are not final.   After all the ballots are counted, results could be substantially different as to who is elected at the primary.

Statute prohibits the release of early voting results until all precincts have reported or one hour after the polls close, whichever occurs first.