Election Information

Mayor and Council Election August 4, 2020

Elections in Paradise Valley are held in the fall of even numbered years. In each election cycle, the mayor’s seat and three council seats are on the ballot.  

 To be eligible to run for office candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a qualified elector (registered to vote)
  • Must have been a resident of the Town of Paradise Valley for at least one year prior to the time of election
  • Must be able to speak, write, and read the English language
  • Cannot be a person convicted of a felony (unless the person’s civil rights have been restored)

2020 Mayor and Council Election - What’s on my Ballot?

Mayor: 2-Year Term (1 seat)
Expiring term: Jerry Bien-Willner 

Town Council Member: 4-Year Term (3 seats)
Expiring Terms: Scott Moore, Julie Pace, Mark Stanton

Interested in Running for Mayor or Council Member?

The deadline to file as an official candidate is 5:00 p.m. April 6, 2020.  The Town held a candidate orientation on January 16th.  A copy of the presentation is available for download below.  It includes a broad overview of candidate qualifications and expectations as well as the elections process.  You may also download the complete Candidate Election Manual and Candidate Packet.

Contact the Clerk’s Office for more information at 480-348-3610 or email.

Are you Registered?

Residents must be registered to vote by Monday, July 6, 2020 to be qualified to vote in the Town Primary Election. Residents must be registered to vote by Monday, October 5, 2020, to be qualified to vote in the November Election. Early Ballots will be available beginning Wednesday, July 8, 2020 for the August election and Wednesday, October 7, 2020 for the November.

Local candidates will appear on the same ballot as county and state candidates.  To find your polling place visit https://recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace/ . The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters who are not affiliated with any political party and who are on the Permanent Early Voting List will not automatically receive a ballot for Scottsdale’s August 4, 2020 Primary Election, and will have the option of requesting a political party ballot of their choice or a local-only ballot. These voters must notify Maricopa County Elections (602-506-1511) of their selection to receive a mail-in ballot for the August 4, 2020 Primary Election. Ballot selections also may be made online at:


The U.S. Postal Service cannot automatically forward a ballot to another address. If you will be out of town and would like to receive an early ballot for Scottsdale’s Primary Election or Scottsdale’s General Election, you must register your alternate mailing address with Maricopa County Elections. Your written request must include the following:

Full name Date of birth Maricopa County residence address Mail-to address Signature A note giving Maricopa County permission to send your early ballot to the address provided

You can fax this written request to 602-506-5112 or you can mail it to:

Maricopa County Elections Attn: Early Voting 510 S. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003

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