2022 Elections

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

  • October 11, 2022 - Voter Registration Deadline
  • October 12, 2022 - Early Voting Begins and Ballots Mailed
  • October 28, 2022 - Last Day to Request a Ballot to be Mailed
  • November 4, 2022 - Last Day to Vote Early In Person

CANDIDATES

Candidates for Mayor will be determined at the August 2, 2022 Primary Election.

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)
  • Thea Karlin (for councilmember)
  • Regina Salas (for councilmember)
  • Sydney Shevat (for councilmember)

PROPOSITIONS 441 & 442

REQUEST FOR ARGUMENTS

The deadline for submitting arguments for or against any proposition is Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., Arizona time. Please see below for further information. The official notice is posted at City Hall and will be published in the Arizona Daily Sun.

PROPOSITIONS

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?

REQUEST FOR ARGUMENTS

Notice of the Election will be given by mailing an informational pamphlet. Such information is to include arguments for and against the authorization of the issuance of bonds payable from a secondary (ad valorem) property tax by the City to be considered at the Election. Any person interested in providing any such argument(s) is hereby requested to provide the same to the City Clerk in electronic format at stacy.saltzburg@flagstaffaz.gov, before 5:00 p.m., MST on Wednesday August 10, 2022.

Each argument filed shall not exceed 300 words and, in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes, shall contain the sworn statement of each person sponsoring it; if the argument is submitted by an organization, it shall contain the sworn statement of two executive officers of the organization or if submitted by a political committee it shall contain the sworn statement of the committee’s chairman or treasurer. If the argument is submitted by an individual and not on behalf of an organization, a political committee or any other group, the person shall submit the argument with a sworn, notarized statement. Each argument filed shall also be submitted in electronic format to the City Clerk’s Office at stacy.saltzburg@flagstaffaz.gov. The person or persons signing the argument shall identify themselves by giving their residence address and a telephone number, which shall not appear in the pamphlet. Any argument that is submitted that does not comply with the above requirements may not be included in the pamphlet.

INFORMATION PAMPHLET

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

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

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.

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)