The County is responsible for coordinating and administering Primary and General
elections. La Paz County also enters into intergovernmental agreements with the Town
of Parker, Town of Quartzsite, the school districts and other special districts to
conduct elections for local office holders and bond issues. Major elections are held
every two years for state, county and federal offices with smaller elections held
at other times of the year. There are four (4) consolidated election dates in Arizona:
The second Tuesday in March; the third Tuesday in May; the tenth Tuesday before the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in November; the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November. Jurisdictions required to hold elections only on a consolidated
election date are a: county, city, town, school district, community college district
and eight Title 48 special districts.
Candidates for office must circulate petitions and gather the required number of
signatures to have their name placed on the primary ballot. The nominating petitions
for county offices are submitted to the Elections Department and for State offices
to the Secretary of State. La Paz County has 12 precincts and 11 polling places within
the three Supervisorial Districts. The Board of Supervisors establishes the voting
Any changes to the precinct lines, the Supervisor district lines, or election procedures
must be reviewed and approved by the United States Justice Department.
Qualifications of County Officers
A person shall not be eligible for a county office, whether elective or appointive,
nor shall a certificate of election be issued to any person unless the person is,
at the time of the election or appointment: 18 years of age or over a resident of
the state able to read and write the English language will be a qualified elector
of the district which (s)he proposes to represent at the time of the candidate filing.
The Board of Supervisors shall be the sole judge of these qualifications, subject
to review by certiorari in the superior court.