Election Information

Upcoming Elections



The City of Scottsdale will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, July 30, 2024 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and three Councilmembers. To be elected at the Primary Election, a candidate must receive a majority of all of the legal votes cast for that candidate’s race. A General Election shall be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 to elect any office that remains unfilled after the Primary Election. The City Council also referred two items to the November ballot for Scottsdale voters to consider - a city proposal to replace and reduce an expiring sales tax, and an adjustment to the city's state-imposed spending limitation.


Thank you for your interest in becoming a candidate in the 2024 Scottsdale Mayor and City Council Election. This information is an important first step in the election process and has been prepared to provide you with information and candidate requirements for the 2024 Mayor and City Council Election.

While every effort was made to provide a comprehensive overview of the election process for the City of Scottsdale, this candidate information and the noted resources are provided with the understanding that City Clerk staff cannot provide legal or financial advice. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all legal requirements have been met.

Please note that the Scottsdale City Clerk serves as the filing officer for all Scottsdale election forms. All forms must be filed with the Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office by the noted deadlines. Candidates are encouraged to refer to the Arizona State Constitution, the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Scottsdale City Charter, and Scottsdale City Code for legal requirements pertaining to candidates for Scottsdale elective office.

Before filing any forms, you are highly encouraged to meet with City Clerk staff to review the candidate packet. Candidate meeting can be held in person, virtually through Microsoft Teams, or over the phone. Please contact City Clerk Ben Lane at 480-312-2411 or by email to schedule a meeting or with any questions.

Candidate Information


To be eligible to serve on the Scottsdale City Council you must:

  • Be a qualified elector of the City
  • Be a resident of the City or an annexed area for one year preceding to the date of election, and
  • Hold no other elected public office or be a City employee

    The following nomination procedures must be performed.

    Candidate Statement of Interest

    Before collecting any signatures on Nomination Petitions, the Candidate Statement of Interest must be filed with the City Clerk's Office.

    Nomination Petition Signature Requirements

    At least 1,000 and not more than 13,903 signatures of qualified registered voters of the City of Scottsdale is required. Signatures can be gathered using hard copy petitions or online using the E-Qual system.

    Nomination Petition Filing Period

    The nomination petition filing period begins 8 a.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024, and ends at 5 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2024. The following paperwork must be filed during the nomination filing period:
  • Nomination Petitions containing at least 1,000 valid signatures
  • Nomination Paper including Declaration of Qualification
  • Financial Disclosure Statement
  • Candidate Statement (optional)
  • Contact Information

    City of Scottsdale - City Clerk
    3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    P: 480-312-2412
    F: 480-312-7797

    Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Ben Lane - City Clerk
    P: 480-312-2412
    Email: [email protected]


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