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Information for Candidates
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Elizabeth A. Burke, MMC
Flagstaff City Clerk
Email

City of Flagstaff
211 W Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Ph: (928) 213-2076
Council Candidate Information 

If you are interested in becoming a City Council candidate, this section is for you.

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Introduction

The next Primary Election for Mayor and Councilmembers will be held on August 26, 2014. Candidate packets are available from the City Clerk's Office.

Candidate Qualifications 

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.

Qualified Elector

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  

THE TIME HAS NOW PASSED TO RUN AS A CANDIDATE IN THE 2014 PRIMARY/GENERAL ELECTIONS. THE FOLLOWING IS PROVIDED AS INFORMATION ONLY.

Required Documents

We encourage those interested in running for office to meet with staff is the City Clerk's Office so they can review the Candidate Packet with you. A Notice to Candidates 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 Manual. Paper copies of the Manual will be made available upon request.

TO BEGIN THE PROCESS

•  IF you plan to receive/expend more than $250, but less than $500, during the election cycle, you must FIRST file a $500 Threshold Exemption Statement

IF you plan to receive/expend more than $500 during the election cycle, you must FIRST file a Statement of Organization.

IF you plan to receive/expend less than $250 during the election cycle, no form is required to begin circulating petitions; however, documentation should be maintained so that you can file at a later date if you reach either of the above thresholds.

 Campaign Finance

 

TO BECOME A CANDIDATE — FILING YOUR PAPERWORK

After you have filed the above form for campaign finance purposes (if applicable) you must file the following documents with the City Clerk’s Office between May 28, 2014, and June 27, 2014: 

a
Nonpartisan Nomination Paper, Affidavit of Qualification and Campaign Finance Laws Statement
aNonpartisan Nomination Petitions signed by at least 516 and no more than 1,031 City of Flagstaff registered voters
aFinancial Disclosure Statement

Campaign Finance Reports will be due periodically, as indicated on the Campaign Finance Cover Sheet. While the City Clerk’s Office will send a reminder to the address/ e-mail listed on the Statement of Organization, it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure reports are filed timely.