Sun City West Owner Members interested in voting online in the upcoming Election for Governing Board Directors are reminded the deadline to register is March 16.

Registration is as simple as ensuring the Rec Centers’ Member Services Department has a valid email address on file for each Owner Member who wishes to vote online. (Shared email addresses are not allowed as only one ballot will be sent to each unique address). Those who do not wish to vote online or who do not have an email address are always welcome to vote in person.

If you know Member Services has your email on file (if you voted online in a recent RCSCW election or otherwise provided your email to the department), you do not need to do anything. If you are unsure, or if you have changed your email address or gotten a new one, please send your name, rec card number, and email address by 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, to You will receive an automated response that your email has been received and you are registered; if there is an issue, you will receive a personalized email back.

Additional voting details you should be aware of include:

  • Eligibility – Only Owner Members in good standing may vote. Associates and Tenants may not vote, per the Bylaws.
  • Homebound voting – Those who cannot vote online and who cannot vote in person on Election Day may request homebound voting. Call Governing Board Executive Assistant Karen Roepken at 623-544-6115. Requests must be made between 8 a.m. March 21 and 3 p.m. March 24.
  • Online voting – March 21-March 24: Owner Members in good standing with an email address on file by March 16 will be sent an emailed invitation to vote starting 8 a.m. Monday, March 21. Online votes must be cast by 3 p.m. Thursday, March 24. To ensure your ballot does not get caught in spam, be sure to add to your email address book or “safe senders” list. You may also send an email to that address, subject line “Sun City West,” and that will add it to your recognized safe emails. This should be done before March 21.
  • Election Day – March 28: Vote in person from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the Data Resource Center at the R.H. Johnson Library. Be sure to bring your rec card with you. The main library will be closed, so enter from the north side. Masks may be required, and physical distancing may be encouraged to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Five Sun City West residents have been certified to run in the Governing Board’s March 28 Election. The candidates are vying for four Director vacancies created as terms are ending June 30 for Board President Sue Fitzsimons and Directors Jim Sloan, Tim Hurley and Harry Stannebein.

Incumbents Hurley and Stannebein, and new candidates George Kuchtyak, Jack Leary, and Richard “Dick” Rhoades will be seeking residents’ votes for terms that begin July 1. Stannebein and Hurley currently are filling unfinished terms created by earlier vacancies. Biographical and Election information can be found at

Beginning July 1, the top three vote-getters will fill three-year terms; the fourth-place finisher will fill the remaining two years of formerly recalled Director Lou Mancuso’s term, which expires June 30, 2024.