Public Service Information
The Pinal County Elections Department provides professional support of elections by furnishing vote tallying equipment, voting supplies, equipment and administrative assistance. We ensure adequate number of voting precincts, along with suitable polling places and qualified personnel to process voters during election day. The Elections Department prepares and conducts in a correct, uniform and impartial manner, federal, state, county, city/town, school and special district elections according to Arizona Revised Statutes.
Pinal County Government
Arizona consists of fifteen counties, each having the following governmental structure: a sheriff; a county attorney, a treasurer, an assessor, a superintendent of schools, and three or five supervisors each elected to office for a four-year term beginning on the first day of January following the General Election.
Pinal County was established on February 1, 1875 employing parts of Maricopa and Pima counties. It derives its name from the Pinal Apaches or "pine groves in the mountains." Privately owned land makes up twenty-six % of the county. Four Indian Nations - the Maricopa (Ak-Chin), Gila River, Tohono O'odham and San Carlos - occupy twenty-three % of the county. Some of the state's richest farmlands are within the boundaries of the county.
Party Chairpersons & Precinct Committeemen
Any member of a recognized political party who is a registered voter in their resident precinct is eligible to seek the party office of precinct committeemen in that precinct.
The minimum duties of a precinct committeeman shall be to assist the political party in voter registration drives, neighborhood party campaigning efforts and to get the voters to the polls on election day. Additional duties shall be as provided for in the state committee bylaws of the party. (A.R.S. §16-822)
The Pinal County Elections Department maintains an updated list of number of Precinct Committeemen which may be appointed to each precinct. Staff works very closely with Party Chairpersons to maintain accurate records of the ongoing appointments, vacancies and elected Precinct Committeemen.
Educational Programs: High School Student Body Elections; Kids Voting; Special Organizations Elections
The Pinal County Elections Department assists various organizations with their election needs. Demonstration equipment is available for those not familiar with our voting system or equipment. Staff has found it very beneficial and educational assisting the High Schools, with their Student Body Elections. If anyone is interested in further details regarding High School Student Body Elections or Kids Voting, you may contact this office at 520-866-7550.
Jurisdictional Contract Services
The Pinal County Elections Department participates in various jurisdictional elections within Pinal County. Contracted services include; Special School Board Elections, School Overrides and Bond Elections, Improvement Districts Board of Director Elections, Cities and Towns Regular and Special Elections.
All election services are conducted at a minimal fee to the jurisdictions. For further information, please contact the Elections Department at 520-866-7550.
Secretary of State Certification Program Mandated [A.R.S. §16-407] for Election Personnel
Election Personnel is mandated by Arizona Revised Statutes to become a certified Election Official or become re-certified every two years prior to a major County-wide election in accordance with A.R.S. §16-407. Staff prepares and conducts in a correct, uniform and impartial manner, federal, state, county, city/town, school and special district elections in accordance to the Arizona Revised Statutes.