The City of Tolleson is a nonpartisan municipal jurisdiction with a Mayor and six Council Members elected at-large. The City of Tolleson participates in the consolidated fall election cycle during even numbered years per Arizona Revised Statute. For the 2018 election cycle, there will be three open Council seats. Historically, the candidates who receive the majority of votes cast for an open seat will win the Primary Election and be seated on the Council. Candidates will only go to the General Election if there is a tie requiring a runoff.

​For candidates interested in running for Council, an individual must be 18 years of age, lived in the City of Tolleson for one year prior to the election, and be a qualified elector in the State of Arizona. In Arizona, persons are nominated to run for office in the Primary Election by a petition process for nomination. The petition process allows any qualified voter the opportunity of seeking public office. The Nomination Paper is a formal notification to the Clerk that the individual intends to seek municipal office. Three forms must be completed: The Nomination Paper which includes a candidate declaration (no longer an affidavit that requires notarization), a Financial Disclosure Statement and Nomination Petitions with the requisite number of signatures (At least 5% and not more than 10% of the total votes cast for mayor in the last preceding election at which a mayor was elected.)

There are 3 Council Member seats to be filled with four-year terms to expire 2022.

​The candidates that will be on the ballot for the City of Tolleson Primary Election on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 are:

​Clorinda Contreras Erives (Incumbent)
​Adolfo F. Gámez
​Tida Garcia
​Linda M. Laborin (Incumbent)
​Juan F. Rodriguez (Incumbent)

​For more information concerning upcoming elections, please contact the Tolleson City Clerk’s Office at (623) 936-7111 or the Maricopa County Elections Department at (602) 506-1511.​


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 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 ​​

 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.


​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.
Sample Ballots are 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.