NOVEMBER 8, 2022 - General Election
The City of Flagstaff will hold its General Election on November 8, 2022.
Important Dates for November 8, 2022 General Election
Candidates for Mayor as determined at the August Primary Election:
- Becky Daggett
- Paul Deasy
There are three full-term seats and one short-term seat open for Councilmember with the following official candidates:
- Austin Aslan
- Lori Matthews
Official Write-In Candidates: (name will not appear on the ballot):
- Kevin Dobbe (for councilmember)
- Sean Golliher (for councilmember)
- Deborah Harris (for councilmember)
- Khara House (for councilmember)
- Regina Salas (for councilmember)
PROPOSITIONS 441 & 442
The following two measures are being referred to the people by the City Council of the City of Flagstaff:
No. 441 - Investing in City of Flagstaff wildfire suppression, stormwater flood mitigation, and wastewater treatment infrastructure
To address infrastructure needs for the City of Flagstaff, shall the City of Flagstaff be authorized to issue and sell general obligation bonds in a principal amount up to $57,285,000 for the purpose of:
- replacing wildfire suppression engines and water tankers;
- increasing capacity of flood waters within Spruce Wash;
- increasing wastewater treatment capacity at wastewater treatment facilities; and
- implementing energy efficiency upgrades at wastewater treatment facilities?
No. 442 - Creating rental and homeownership opportunities for residents of Flagstaff
To create rental and homeownership opportunities for residents of Flagstaff, shall the City of Flagstaff be authorized to issue and sell general obligation bonds in a principal amount up to $20,000,000 for the purpose of:
- redeveloping City owned housing to create additional affordable rental units;
- repurposing existing available buildings into rental units;
- incentivizing the private sector to incorporate affordable rental housing into new developments; and
- expanding the homebuyer assistance program?
An Information Pamphlet will be prepared for the above-referenced election items, including arguments submitted by the August 10, 2022, deadline. A copy of such Information Pamphlet will be mailed to each household containing a registered voter at least 35 days prior to the election. Additionally, once the Information Pamphlet has been completed, a copy (in both English and Spanish) will be posted on this website.
How to Become an Official Write-In Candidate
Write-in candidates must file a Write-In Nomination Form and a Financial Disclosure Statement. Write-in candidate paperwork can be filed beginning June 11, 2022 and must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2022.
Write-in candidates are held to the same campaign finance requirements and is required to register a committee if they receive contributions or make expenditures, in any combination, of at least $500 in connection with that candidacy.
A write-in candidate does not circulate and submit candidate petitions; consequently, the write-in candidate’s name does not appear on the ballot. Write-in candidates are allowed at both the primary and general elections subject to the limitations listed below. If the person meets the qualifications to be a write-in candidate, a voter may write the candidate’s name on the ballot and the vote will be counted. State law requires that any person wishing to become a write-in candidate for municipal office must be a resident of that municipality for at least 1 year prior to the election.
A person cannot be a write-in candidate at a primary election if the person:
- Filed a nomination petition for the current primary election for the office sought and failed to provide a sufficient number of valid petition signatures.
- Withdrew from the primary election after a challenge was filed.
- Was removed from or otherwise determined by court order to be ineligible for the primary election ballot.
A person cannot be a write-in candidate at a general election if the person:
- Ran in the immediately preceding primary election for that office and failed to be nominated.
- Filed a nomination petition without enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot for that year’s primary election.
Mayor and Council Terms
The Mayor is elected at-large by voters residing in Flagstaff. The Mayor is elected for a 2-year term.
There are 7 Councilmembers. Each Councilmember is elected by voters residing in Flagstaff. Councilmembers are elected for a 4-year term.
The Mayor seat and three City Councilmember seats will be up for election in 2022. If you are interested in becoming a candidate please contact the City Clerk's Office for more information.
Flagstaff Regular Election Dates
The regular Flagstaff elections for Mayor and City Council are held in November of even-numbered years. Should a primary election be needed, it would be held in August of even-numbered years.
Consolidated Election Dates
Special elections may be called by the City Council or as required by law. State law allows special elections (if any) to be held on only four dates each year.
- March (second Tuesday)
- May (third Tuesday)
- August (first Tuesday)
- November (first Tuesday after the first Monday)