NOTICE AND CALL OF SPECIAL ELECTION
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF ASH FORK JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL
DISTRICT NO. 31 OF YAVAPAI & COCONINO COUNTIES, ARIZONA
A special election has been called by, and will be held in, Ash Fork Joint Unified School District
No. 31 of Yavapai and Coconino Counties, Arizona (the District), on November 7, 2023
(“Election Day”). The purpose of the election is to permit the qualified electors of the District to
vote on authorizing the District to improve the District's bus barn, allowing for usable
classroom space to implement a satellite campus CTED Automotive Technologies class. The
District has the funds to complete this project. As a result, there will be no impact on your taxes.
Arizona law asks small schools to seek voter approval of any capital project which exceeds
$250,000.00. A.R.S. § 15-342(25)(a). This project is budgeted at $1,506,937.00. Again, this
project costs are already budgeted by the District. There will be no increase in your taxes.
Ballots will be mailed to qualified electors residing within the District on the week of October
11, 2023. The deadline for ballots to be returned to your County Recorder’s Office is November
7, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. If mailed, you must put the ballot in the mail in time for it to reach your
County Recorder by November 7, 2023. Do not mail your early ballot after Tuesday, October
31, 2023. Postmarks are not accepted, and late ballots will not be tabulated. Early ballots may
also be dropped off at the Ballot Replacement Site listed below on Election Day.
On Election Day, November 7, 2023, there will be a ballot replacement site at the Ash Fork
Public Library, 450 W Lewis Avenue in Ash Fork. It will be open from 6 am until 7 pm. There
will be a ballot box in which to deposit your early ballot.
If a ballot is destroyed, lost, spoiled or not received, a replacement ballot may be obtained by
contacting your County Recorder’s Office.
The Yavapai County Recorder’s Office is located at 1015 Fair Street #228, Prescott, AZ 86305.
The Coconino County Recorder’s Office is located at 110 E. Cherry Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
Any qualified elector is eligible for early voting. Early voting materials and/or more information
about the election may be obtained by contacting your County Recorder.
The deadline to submit statements to the Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools for or
against the bus barn improvements is August 11, 2023. Pro and con forms can be found online at
https://ycesa.com/election-services/ for Yavapai County, and
https://www.coconino.az.gov/1844/Override-Elections for Coconino County.
The last day to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in this election is Monday, October 10, 2023.