Campaign Finance Reporting Forms

Overview


Campaign finance laws are complex and highly technical. As in past elections, City staff cannot interpret campaign finance law for candidates. Candidates/committees are responsible for reading and understanding campaign finance laws. For a legal interpretation of campaign finance law, and to insure compliance with state law, candidates/committees may wish to consult with an attorney. If you are interested in running for election, please schedule an appointment ahead of time to pick up a candidate packet. Official candidate packets containing campaign finance information and forms are available to be picked at the office of the Flagstaff City Clerk.

Required Documents


The committee treasurer (or the candidate, if the treasurer is unavailable) must sign each report listed below. For convenience, we’re providing you with the following links to access campaign finance forms. These documents, however, don’t constitute the entirety, or even the majority of a candidate packet.

Campaign Finance Handbook

A Handbook was developed by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns to help candidates/committees better understand the Campaign Finance statutes as they relate to cities/towns. With recent changes in campaign finance law, it is being updated and will be posted as soon as it is completed. The Handbook posted above has been prepared by the Arizona Secretary of State's Office and while they provide for electronic filing, which we do not at this time, the information provided may be helpful for your understanding of the laws.

Political Committee Statement of Organization
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  • Any candidate receiving/spending, in any combination, totaling more than $1,100 in connection with a campaign for public office must designate, in writing, a political committee to serve as the candidate's campaign committee by completing a Political Committee Statement of Organization within five days of receiving such contributions or making such expenditures.
  • Political committees are required to file an amended statement of organization within five days of a change of information contained on the form.
  • If a political committee does not anticipate spending or collecting, in any combination, $1,100 or more during the election period, it need not file at all; however, documentation should be maintained in the event that the committee reaches this limit.
 
 
Termination Statement
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  • This form is used when a committee no longer has any outstanding debt and has disposed of outstanding funds in accordance with  A.R.S. 16-933.
   
Campaign Finance Report Form (including Detail Sheets)
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