2018 Candidate Packets

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This webpage is intended to assist candidates in preparing their candidate papers.  The City Clerk’s Office strives to provide the most current information and forms; however, state statutes and election cases are subject to constant change and interpretation.  Candidates are encouraged to review all election materials and Arizona law with their own attorney to ensure compliance with current legal requirements. While the City Clerk’s Office will assist with procedural questions related to filing candidate papers, City Clerk's Office staff cannot render legal, financial or other professional advice.

The 2018 candidate packet is now available to download at the link below.  Should there be any updated information, it will also be posted on this webpage.  Individuals who provide contact information to the City Clerk’s Office will be notified via email of any updated documents or information.  Individuals who have downloaded a candidate packet without providing contact information to the City Clerk’s Office will not receive email notifications if there are updates to the candidate packet. 

You may provide your contact information via email to tim_mattix@tempe.gov.

2018 Candidate Packet – 12/04/2017

Download fillable candidate packet forms - 10/30/2017

The 2018 Candidate Elections, for three City Council seats, will be held on March 13, 2018 (Primary Election), and May 15, 2018 (General Election).**

At least 763 and not more than 1,524 signatures of qualified registered voters of the City of Tempe are required on the nomination petitions. The first day to file candidate nomination paperwork is Monday, November 13, 2017; the last day to file candidate nomination paperwork is Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

**Tempe City Charter Sec. 7.01

(b) The primary election shall be held for the purpose of nominating or electing candidates for city elected office. In the event that no more than two candidates file nomination petitions for each vacancy in office, the primary election may be dispensed with.

(c) If no primary election is required due to the number of candidates filing nomination petitions for each vacancy in office, the regular city election shall be held at the time that the primary election would have otherwise been held.