2024 Governing Board Election

This March, Sun City West Owner Members will be voting for three of eight candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the Governing Board. Members will also be asked to vote on a parking referendum.

Information for this year’s election including candidate bios, parking referendum and important deadlines are available for members to view on this page.

Election Results

The Election has ended. Thank you to everyone who voted. Results for the election are available to view by clicking here.

Current Board Vacancy

Members: With the Feb. 6 resignation of Director Harry Stannebein, there is a vacancy on the Governing Board. To fill the remainder of this term, which runs through June 30, the top vote-getter in the March 25 election will be seated immediately to finish Stannebein’s term. That person will then begin their own full, three-year term on July 1, joining the next two highest vote-getters.

Important Voter Deadlines

  • 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
    • Deadline to register for online voting or to request homebound voting
    • Register by sending an email to vote@suncitywest.com and including your name, rec card number and email address
    • If you can not vote online or make it to the polls on Election Day, call 623-544-6110 for homebound voting
  • 8 a.m. Monday, March 18
    • Online voting begins
  • 3 p.m. Thursday, March 21
    • Online voting ends

Important Election Dates

  • 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 6
    • Candidate Forum in the R.H. Johnson Lecture Hall
    • Available to watch live on the SCW YouTube channel
    • Watching online? Submit questions for the candidates by clicking here. Questions will not be taken live on the YouTube chat during the forum, please use the link above for any question submissions. Deadline for submitting questions is 3 p.m. March 5.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
    • Candidate Meet & Greet in the R.H. Johnson Social Hall
    • A more informal setting to chat and get to know the candidates
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 25
    • Election Day!
    • Voting occurs in the R.H. Johnson Library’s Data Resource Center. Park on the north side of the library. Owner Members may vote in person after presenting their rec card.
    • The RHJ Library is closed during the election. Library items may not be dropped off or checked out.

Important Notes about voting

  • Only Owner Members in good standing may vote. Tenants and Associates may not vote.
  • Each Owner Member must have their own email address.
  • If Member Services already has your email address on file from the last election, you don’t need to re-register.
  • Owners with more than one property will vote only once and their vote will be multiplied based on how many properties they own.

Important Notes about Online Voting

  • When online voting begins, you will receive an email from us with an invitation to vote online using your unique link, provided in the email.
  • Emailed ballots come from elections@vote-now.com, and are sent throughout the first day of voting, so you may not get yours first thing in the morning. Please add elections@vote-now.com to your safe sender’s list (you can do this by sending an email to that address before early voting starts; you won’t get a response, but it will add it as a recognized address for future emails).
  • If you do not receive your ballot by the end of the first day and have checked your spam folder, send an email with your name and rec card number to vote@suncitywest.com at least 24 hours before polls close.

Parking Referendum

Update: The Association is still asking for your support to vote YES on the parking referendum during our March 25 Governing Board Election. It will be the first question on the ballot, followed by the vote for the Directors. Aside from that, we no longer have to worry about the second bill that was pending in the Legislature to FURTHER restrict our ability to enforce parking. In earlier versions of this webpage, we made reference to HB2470, which was a NEW proposed bill that would have eliminated the ability of all HOAs and planned communities to regulate parking. We’re happy to announce that HB2470 was defeated and no longer working its way through legislative committees. However, do not confuse that with the current LAW, which requires our vote on March 25. That is still an active issue! Please vote YES to have the Rec Centers continue enforcing parking restrictions. Thank you!

The March Election will also include an important question, required due to a change in state law, about whether the Association can continue enforcing CC&Rs related to street parking. The Rec Centers currently enforces RV, boat, trailer, utility and other long-term vehicle parking on our streets. The state Legislature passed a new law in 2023 that will remove that authority, unless residents reaffirm it. Without a positive vote by a quorum of members, the Rec Centers and its CC&R Department will have no jurisdiction over whether RVs and other large vehicles can remain parked on the streets indefinitely. Enforcement will be up to the discretion and resources of Maricopa County.

Meet the Candidates

Get to know the eight Sun City West residents that will be running in the Governing Board’s March 25 election. Photos and bios are available to view down below.

Candidates are vying for three Director vacancies created as terms are ending June 30 for Board Vice President Lisa Vines and Directors Terry Hamman and Harry Stannebein. The top three vote-getters will fill three-year terms on the nine-member, volunteer Governing Board.