Information for Candidates
Council Candidate Information
If you are interested in becoming a City Council candidate, this section is for you.
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The next Primary Election for Mayor and Councilmembers will be on August 28, 2018, and the General Election will be held on November 6, 2018. Both of these elections will be held in conjunction with the statewide election. City candidates and issues will be found at the bottom of the ballot.
Article II, Section 5, of the Flagstaff City Charter requires the Mayor and Councilmembers to be qualified electors of the City. A Mayor or Council Member cannot hold any other public office except that of Notary Public or member of the National Guard or Naval or military reserves. If a Council Member or Mayor ceases to possess any of these qualifications, or is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, the office shall immediately become vacant.
A qualified elector must meet the requirements of the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona for state and county electors including:
- A qualified elector of the City is defined as a person whose name appears on the Coconino County voter registration rolls in a precinct of the City of Flagstaff for the last preceding general election
- Or who has subsequently registered in a Flagstaff precinct, and is otherwise qualified
- Candidates must be residents of the City of Flagstaff for at least one year preceding the election
We encourage those interested in running for office to meet with staff in the City Clerk's Office so they can review the Candidate Packet with you. A 2018 Candidate Information flier is included in that packet and provides specifics on what is required to be filed, and when, and includes a link to the Flagstaff Election Handbook. Paper copies of the Manual will be made available upon request.
Be sure to maintain all records because if you go over the $1,100 limit during the election cycle, you must file a Statement of Organization with 10 days.