Election Services

Administering governing board elections, special elections for district bonds and overrides, as well as governing board recall elections.

Governing Board Elections

MCESA administers governing board elections in compliance with Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S. § 15-421)..

Support services available to all candidates:

  • Provide election information to candidates, media, and school districts
  • Source of petitions and related campaign documents
  • Provide campaign packets to prospective candidates
  • Receive all candidate filings
  • Issue certificates of election and oaths of office to those elected
  • Custodian of all related records 
. View all of MCESA's Governing Board Election Resources

Candidate Packets Are Now Available! .


Governing Board Appointments

. When a governing board vacancy is declared, whether mid-term or because no candidate has come forward to run for a seat, the County Superintendent of Schools is authorized by statute to appoint a qualified elector from the district to fill the seat.


A consensus decision-making process is used to select the individual for appointment. More


Governing Board Members

School Governing Boards are an important part of their communities, making decisions that effect schools, leaders, teachers, students, and their parents. As advocates for the students, they set the direction for the district, establish the structure to ensure all students are served, provide support and, ensure accountability. More


Bond and Override Elections

. The Elections Division of the Maricopa County Education Service Agency administers district bonds and overrides elections and provides associated election services for 57 school districts in Maricopa County. More


Recall Elections

A recall election is a process whereby the qualified electors of a school district may force a seated governing board member to stand for election prior to completing the full length of his/her term in office. More


Public Records Requests

Requests for Public Records may be submitted via email to SchoolElections@mcesa.maricopa.gov, or by fax to (602) 506-3753.
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Last Modified on June 6, 2016