2022 Elections

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE COUNCIL VACANCY PLEASE VISIT https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/4721/Council-Vacancy

The City of Flagstaff will hold the regularly scheduled Mayor and Council Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. In this election, registered voters who reside in the city of Flagstaff will elect a Mayor and three Councilmembers and decide any ballot measure propositions referred by the City Council. 

If more than two candidates file nominating petitions for each vacancy in office, a Primary Election will be called on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. In the event that no more than two candidates file nominating petitions for each vacancy in office, the Primary Election may be dispensed with as to that office.

Qualified Candidates

Office of MayorDate Filed
# of Signatures Submitted
Becky DaggettApril 4, 20222,402
Paul DeasyApril 4, 20222,151
Regina SalasApril 4, 20221,836
Daniel WilliamsonApril 4, 20222,002
Office of CouncilmemberDate Filed
# of Signatures Submitted
Austin AslanApril 4, 20222,096
Lori MatthewsMarch 28, 20222,073

How to Become an Official Write-In Candidate

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:

  1. Filed a nomination petition for the current primary election for the office sought and failed to provide a sufficient number of valid petition signatures.
  2. Withdrew from the primary election after a challenge was filed.
  3. 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:

  1. Ran in the immediately preceding primary election for that office and failed to be nominated.
  2. Filed a nomination petition without enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot for that year’s primary election.

Filing Requirements

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.

Official Write-In Candidate Form
Financial Disclosure Statement
Statement of Organization

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)