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2024
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SRP to Hold Elections to Fill Seats on Boards and Councils

Early Voting in Person and through Mail-In Ballot Starts March 6

On Election Day, April 2, 2024, SRP will hold its 2024 elections to fill 22 seats on the board and council of the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (District) and 20 seats on the board and council of the Salt River Valley Water Users’ Association (Association).  

Qualified voters may vote in person or drop off their early voting ballot starting  March 6 through April 2, 2024, at the SRP Voting Center, located at the SRP Administration Building, 1500 N. Mill Ave., in Tempe. The SRP Voting Center will be open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 6 to April 1, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, April 2.  

Early voting ballots may also be returned by mail in the stamped self-addressed envelope provided. All early voting ballots must be received by mail or at designated drop off location no later than 7 p.m. on April 2, 2024. 

On Election Day only, early voting ballots may also be returned to either of the following two off-site ballot drop-off locations, which will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.: the SRP West Valley Service Center, 221 N. 79th Avenue, Tolleson, Arizona, 85353 and the SRP Southside Water Service Center, 3160 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, Arizona, 85210. Please note there is no in-person voting at these two locations. 

SRP is composed of two separate organizations: the Salt River Valley Water Users' Association, a private water corporation formed in 1903; and the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District, an agricultural improvement district and a political subdivision of the State of Arizona formed in 1937 that oversees SRP’s electric operations.  Each company of SRP is governed separately. SRP board members establish policy, approve annual budgets, and set prices and fees. SRP council members amend and enact bylaws and make appointments to fill vacancies on the SRP boards, councils or positions of President and Vice President. 

District positions open for election in 2024 are on the Board of Directors in each of voting divisions 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9; two at-large Board of Directors positions, 11 and 13; and three positions on the Council in each of voting divisions 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.  The two at-large board positions, seats 11 and 13, are elected on a one-landowner, one-vote basis. All other positions are elected on a one-vote-per-acre voting system.  

Association positions open for election in 2024 are on the Board of Governors in each of voting districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 and three positions on the Council in each of voting districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.  

The terms of SRP board and council seats are all four years. 

To be eligible to vote, District and Association electors must be the owner of qualified land, or an individual who has been appointed by the trustee(s) to vote on behalf of qualified land held in a qualifying trust. In addition, District electors must be a qualified, registered Arizona voter and reside within the state of Arizona. In determining eligibility to vote, ownership of qualified land is determined as of December 24, 2023. To determine eligibility to vote in SRP elections, visit srp.net/elections or call the SRP Election Information Line at (602) 236-3048.  

More information regarding the 2024 elections is available at srp.net/elections, by calling SRP’s Elections Information Line at (602) 236-3048, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or via email at election@srpnet.com.  

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest electricity provider in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving approximately 1.1 million customers. SRP provides water to about half of the Valley’s residents, delivering more than 244 billion gallons of water (750,000 acre-feet) each year, and manages a 13,000-square-mile watershed that includes an extensive system of reservoirs, wells, canals and irrigation laterals.