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For those who are ready for another election, Goodyear has good news: The city will hold a special election March 9.

Voters will decide on 10 proposed measures to update the city charter.

The 53,347 registered voters (as of Sept. 16) in Goodyear will receive information by mail on an upcoming special election. The ballot items pertain to the city charter, which provides basic governing principles for the city.

The mail-in only ballot will include 10 measures to update various articles in the charter.

The city contracts with Maricopa County Elections to provide election services at a rate of $2.12 per voter, so the special election will cost around $114,000.

Goodyear’s first city charter was adopted in 1987. It has been amended several times, most recently in 2019 to allow for consolidated elections. 

In January, Goodyear City Council created the Ad-Hoc City Charter Review Committee to review the current city charter. The committee presented recommendations to council in September.

One recommendation is to have the city council consider the formation of a Charter Review Committee at least every 10 years.

Other proposed changes include providing for removal of a mayor or council member for misconduct, clarifying that an appointment for a partial term does not count against term limits and establishing an employment contract for the city manager.

Anyone wishing to file an argument for or against any of the 10 ballot measures can file a separate argument for each measure by Dec. 9. Arguments will be printed in the publicity pamphlet mailed to registered voters in the city. For more information, visit goodyearaz.gov/elections.