A candidate is required to register a committee if the candidate receives contributions or makes expenditures, in any combination, of at least $1,000 in connection with that candidacy.
An entity must register a political committee if it meets both of the following conditions: 1) the entity is organized for the primary purpose of influencing the result of an election; and 2) the entity knowingly receives contributions or makes expenditures, in any combination, of at least $1,000 in connection with any election during a calendar year. “Primary purpose” is defined in A.R.S. § 16-901(43).
The information contained on this webpage is intended to assist candidates in preparing their candidate papers. While we strive to provide the most current information, state statutes and election cases are subject to constant change and interpretation. Candidates are encouraged to review all election materials with an attorney to ensure compliance with current legal requirements. It is not appropriate for city staff to give legal advice to candidates for office. Please take time to thoroughly review all election materials and comply with all current statutes.
All forms in PDF format unless otherwise noted
- Candidate Handbook Updated 08/17
- Candidate Petition (PDF) Updated 03/17
- Candidate Petition (Spanish) Updated 07/12
- Candidate Petition (Word) Updated 03/17
- Statement of Organization (Fillable) Updated 11/16
- Nomination Paper Revised 07/17
- Campaign Contribution Limits (2017/2018) Updated 06/17
- Campaign Finance Report (Fillable) Updated 04/18
- Termination Form (Fillable) Updated 11/16
- Financial Disclosure Statement Updated 05/18
- Campaign Sign Regulations Updated 02/12
- Secretary of State's Campaign Finance Handbook - Candidates Updated 05/18
- Secretary of State's Recall Handbook Reviewed 08/15
Secretary of State's Initiative and Referendum Handbook Reviewed 05/17