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Posted on: January 5, 2024

ELECTION NEWS - Candidate packets available beginning January 8, 2024


 ELECTION NEWS FOR THE TOWN OF PINETOP-LAKESIDE  - AMENDED 2.14.24

Candidate packets available beginning January 8, 2024 

On Friday, February 9, 2024, Governor Hobbs signed HB2785. This is an “emergency measure” that is “operative immediately as provided by law.” The bill changes the Primary Election date to Tuesday, July 30, 2024. (Sec. 20) (The original primary election date was August 6, 2024) The bill also changes the filing dates for nomination petitions to March 4, 2024 to April 1, 2024.

The Town of Pinetop-Lakeside will hold a primary election on Tuesday, July 30, 2024, in conjunction with the county election, for the purpose of electing three council members (4-year term) and one council member (2-year term). A general election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024, to fill any seats that remain unfilled after the primary election.

Anyone interested in running for a council seat must be 18 years of age at the time of the primary election, be a qualified elector residing within the Town limits of Pinetop-Lakeside at the time of the election and have resided within the Town limits for one year preceding the election. Council members are non-partisan and serve at large (meaning that they represent all citizens, not a specific area or district of the Town).

Candidate nomination packets for anyone wishing to run for town council will be available beginning January 8, 2024, at the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, 325 W. White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside, AZ 85929. The filing period for candidate nomination papers begins March 4, 2024, and ends April 1, 2024 (no later than 5:00 p.m.). Contact the clerk’s office at (928) 368-8696 ext. 221 for more information or to schedule an appointment to pick up a candidate packet.

The Town Clerk’s office coordinates and conducts all municipal elections, which are open to all registered voters within the Town limits of Pinetop-Lakeside. For more information about the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside elections, call (928) 368-8696 ext. 221.

Kristi Salskov, CMC, Town Clerk

Key election dates for the July 30, 2024 Primary Election:

April 28th is the first day to request an early ballot to be mailed from Navajo County (928) 524-4062

July 1st is the last day to register to vote

July 19th is the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed

July 26th is the last day to vote an early ballot (in person at County offices)


Key election dates for the November 5th, 2024 General Election:HB2785 did not affect dates for the General Election.

August 4th  is the first day to request an early ballot to be mailed

October 8th  is the last day to register to vote

October 25th is the last day to request an early ballot to be mailed

November 1st  is the last day to vote an early ballot (in person at County offices


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