The City of Tolleson, Arizona, will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to fill the third City Council Member seat.  ​
​The candidates running in the General Election are John A. Carnero and Donnie Gerhart. 

Resolution 2306: Primary Election Canvass


​Gamez, Adolfo F.  (Incumbent)
​Tovar, Anna - Elected in the Primary Election

Council (3 seats):
​Bandin, Lupe Leyva  (Incumbent) - Elected in the Primary Election
​Carnero, John A. - Candidate in the General Election
​Farr, Kathie  (Incumbent)
​Gerhart, Donnie - Candidate in the General Election
​Graham, Herb
​Grijalva, Ralph
​Mendoza, Albert  (Incumbent) - Elected in the Primary Election


​The last day to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in the General Election is Monday, October 10, 2016. 

​​​​Qualified electors must meet the following requirements in order to vote:​​​
​• Be a citizen of the United States​​​​​
​• Be a resident of Tolleson for 29 days prior to the next General Election
​​​​​​• Be 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the next General Election​​
​• Have not been convicted of a felony or treason; if so, your civil rights have been restored
​​​• Registered to vote on or before Monday, October 10, 2016 for the General Election​​​​​​​​​​

You can register to vote online at http://servicearizona.com or http://www.azsos.gov/elections, in person at the Maricopa County Elections Department at 111 S. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003, or by calling (602) 506-1511 to obtain a Voter Registration Form.


​A Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) is now available to voters. If you chose to be on the Permanent Early Voting List, you will automatically receive an early ballot by mail. Requests for a mail ballot or placement on the Permanent Early Voting List can be made by calling Maricopa County Elections Department at (602) 506-1511 or (602) 506-2348 (TDD). Written requests may be sent to the Maricopa County Elections Department, 510 S. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85003, and internet requests can be made at the following site: www.recorder.maricopa.gov/EVRequest. Written, phone or internet requests must be received by the Office of the County Recorder no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, October 28, 2016 for the General Election. ​​​​

​Written requests should include: ​
​• Name and residence address ​
​• Birthdate 
​​• Election for which the ballot is requested 
​​• Address where the ballot is to be mailed (if different than residence address) ​
​• Signature of requestor ​​

​In order to be valid and counted, the mailed ballot and signed affidavit must be received by the Office of the County Recorder, or deposited at any polling place in the County, no later than 7:00 P.M. on Election Day (November 8, 2016 General Election). Individuals who are eligible to vote in this election and who wish to vote an early ballot in person may appear at any of the County Recorder Offices located at 111 S. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix; 510 S. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix; or 222 E. Javelina Avenue, Mesa, beginning Wednesday, October 12, 2016 for the General Election. In person voting can be done until 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 4, 2016 for the General Election.​ ​Other early voting locations and hours can be found at http://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/evlocations.aspx or by calling the Maricopa County Elections Department at (602) 506-1511. Voters can go to any early voting center to receive their ballot and vote, or to drop off their early ballots. They can also drop off their early ballots at any polling place on Election Day; however, they MUST go to their assigned polling place on Election Day if they need a ballot issued.


​The polls are open on Election Day from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on November 8, 2016 for the General Election. Any qualified voter who is in line to vote at 7:00 P.M. will be allowed to prepare and cast a ballot. Your polling place for the Election is listed on the mailing label of your publicity pamphlet. You must vote at your assigned polling place on Election Day. If you are unclear as to where the polling place is located or have other questions related to where you may vote, please contact the Maricopa County Elections Department at (602) 506-1511 or the Tolleson City Clerk's Office at (623) 936-7111. ​​

​Any registered voter may, at his/her option, be accompanied and assisted by any person of their choice, or shall be assisted by two election officials, during any process relating to voting or during the actual process of voting. For information about voting assistance for voters with disabilities, please call (602) 506-1511 or (602) 506-2348 (TDD)


​Every qualified elector is required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The elector shall announce his/her name and place of residence to the election official and present one form of identification from List# 1 that bears the name, address, and photograph of the elector OR two different forms of identification from List# 2 or 3 that bears the name and address of the elector. [A.R.S. § 16-579(A)] An elector who does not provide sufficient identification shall not be issued a regular ballot, but shall receive a provisional ballot and will have five (5) business days after a Federal General Election and three (3) business days after any other election to provide sufficient identification to the County Recorder in order for their provisional ballot to count. 

​​​​​LIST# 1 - Sufficient Photo ID including name and address: 
​​​(ONE (1) Required) ​​
​• Valid Arizona driver license or non-operating identification ​​
​• Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification 
​​​• Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification 

​​​​​LIST# 2 - Sufficient ID without photograph bearing name and address: ​​
​(TWO (2) Required) 
​​​• Utility bill of the elector that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television ​​• Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election ​​
​• Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration ​​
​• Indian census card ​​
​• Property tax statement of the elector’s residence 
​​​• Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification ​​
​• Vehicle insurance card​• Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification ​​
​• Voter Registration Card / Recorder’s Certification ​​
​• Any “Official Election Material” mailing bearing your name and address ​ 

​​​​LIST# 3 - MIX & MATCH from Lists# 1 & 2: ​​
​(TWO (2) Required) 
​​​• Any Valid Picture ID from List# 1 with an address that does NOT match the Precinct Register WITH a non-photo ID from List# 2 with an address that DOES match the Precinct Register 
​​​• U.S. PASSPORT and one item from List# 2 ​​
​• U.S. MILITARY ID and one item from List# 2​​​​


​​​If the voter does not have acceptable identification at the polling place on Election Day, a provisional ballot may be voted. Acceptable identification must then be presented to the Tolleson City Clerk or the Maricopa County Recorder by 5:00 P.M. on the third business day following the election (Friday, November 11, 2016 for the General Election).
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​Tolleson Publicity Pamphlet – Sample Ballot: http://www.tollesonaz.org/DocumentCenter/View/2781 
Sample Ballots are also available online at www.maricopa.vote.

Election results may be found here: http://recorder.maricopa.gov/electionresults/eresults.aspx
The Mayor is elected by majority vote (50% of the votes plus 1). There is a formula used to determine whether a candidate has received a majority of the votes cast:
Adding the total number of votes cast for all candidates for an office; dividing that sum by the number of seats to be filled at the election and then dividing the result of that calculation by two and rounding the number to the highest whole number.
​Results are not considered "Final" or "Official" until all* of the ballots have been tabulated.
*This includes early ballots received before the election, Election Day ballots voted at the polls, early ballots dropped off at the polls and all provisional ballots voted at the polls.