2024 Governing Board Election
Information for this year’s election including candidate bios, parking referendum and important deadlines are available for members to view on this page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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 email@example.com, and are sent throughout the first day of voting, so you may not get yours first thing in the morning. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com at least 24 hours before polls close.
Update: Members are advised another bill is pending with the Legislature in the current session that would eliminate the ability of all HOAs and planned communities to regulate parking, regardless of an affirmative vote by the community to continue enforcement. This new bill, HB2470, is still working its way through legislative committees. The Rec Centers will continue with its planned vote to reaffirm the ability to enforce parking in case this new bill does not become law. If you are as concerned as we are about this bill becoming a law, we ask you to write to the Legislature and ask that they DO NOT PASS HB2470.
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.