2021 Bond and Override Elections
Information related to school district ballot measures (bonds and overrides) for the November 2021 General Election.
For/Against Arguments for School District Special Election(s)
The deadline to submit a statement of argument for/against a special election is Friday, August 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Arguments cannot exceed two hundred words. Arguments may be hand-delivered to 200 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ or mailed to the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office, Attn: Matthew Stamp, 200 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701.
The Pima County School Superintendent is required to review all arguments for factual accuracy and make any corrections to the statement. The superintendent will not review and correct portions of the arguments that are identified as the author’s opinion.
The governing board of a school district may, and upon petition of fifteen per cent of the school electors as shown by the poll list at the last preceding annual school election shall, call an election for the purposes prescribed by A.R.S. § 15-491. For further information on bonds and bond elections, refer to A.R.S. Title 35, Chapter 3, Article 3.
If the proposed budget of a school district exceeds the aggregate budget limit for the budget year, the governing board shall order an override election to be held not less than ninety days from the date of the order for the purpose of presenting the proposed budget to the qualified electors of the school district who shall by a majority of those voting either affirm or reject the budget. In addition, the governing board shall prepare an alternate budget which does not include an increase in the budget of more than the amount permitted as provided in A.R.S. .§ 15-905. For further information on override elections, refer to A.R.S. Title 15, Chapter 4, Article 4.