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Elizabeth A. Burke, MMC
Flagstaff City Clerk

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. As indicated, the deadline has passed for running the 2016 Election. This page is provided for information purposes only.

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The next Primary Election for Mayor and Councilmembers will be on August 30, 2016, and the General Election will be held on November 8, 2016. 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.

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  

Required Documents

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 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 Handbook. Paper copies of the Manual will be made available upon request.


•  IF you plan to receive/expend 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.

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