Special Election - May 15, 2018

On January 30, 2018, the Town Council approved referring a ballot question to Fountain Hills voters that would authorize the Town to levy a primary (ad volorem) property tax. Click here to read Resolution 2018-01.

The Town of Fountain Hills will hold a Ballot-By-Mail Election on May 15, 2018, whereby each qualified elector will receive a ballot in the mail.

Voters will decide if the Town will levy a property tax, with the Council’s intent for the proceeds of the levy to be used for road maintenance, public safety, fire, and emergency medical services and environmental costs.

Ballot Question (Sample)

OFFICIAL BALLOT

FOR SPECIAL ELECTION IN AND FOR THE TOWN OF FOUNTAIN HILLS, ARIZONA ON MAY 15, 2018.

QUESTION

PURPOSE: PRIMARY (AD VALOREM) PROPERTY TAX IMPLEMENTATION

Shall the Mayor and Council of the Town of Fountain Hills, Arizona, be authorized to levy a primary (ad valorem) property tax not to exceed $7,000,000.00? If such amount is approved by the voters, it will be the base for determining levy limitations for the Town for subsequent fiscal years.

PRIMARY LEVY, YES
PRIMARY LEVY, NO

Arguments “In Support of” or "In Opposition to” The Ballot Question

Any persons wishing to submit an argument “For” or “Against” the property tax question may do so by submitting it electronically on the Town’s web site: www.fh.az.gov/ballot-argument between January 31, 2018, to 5 PM on February 14, 2018. Arguments will be printed in the information pamphlet mailed to each household which a registered voter resides.

  • Arguments must identify the proposition to which they refer and indicate whether the argument is in support of or in opposition to the proposition
  • Argument shall not exceed 300 words in length
  • An argument sponsored by an organization, shall contain the sworn statement of two executive officers of the organization; or if sponsored by a political committee, it shall contain the sworn statement of the committee’s chairman or treasurer.  The person or persons signing the argument shall also identify themselves by giving their residence or post office address and a telephone number, which information shall not appear in the Information Pamphlet. 
  • No person or organization shall submit more than one argument for each proposition to be voted on.
  •  A ($100.00) fee, shall be deposited with the Town to offset a portion of cost of paper and printing the argument and must be received before the argument can be officially received as filed.
    • Electronic submittal of the payment shall be the final step when submitting the electronic “For” or “Against” argument on the Town’s web site: www.fh.az.gov/ballot-argument.