2024 Candidate Filing Information
If you're interested in running for office in Coconino County, please use the link below to request a meeting with the Elections Department.
During this meeting, you will learn the filing process and review the documents needed to run for office.
The information below is correct as of December 2022. Be aware that there is a full legislative session prior to the 2024 election cycle. Changes may occur to existing election law and requirements as well as modifications to filing forms and procedures. It is the responsibility of the candidate to learn of any changes and follow current procedures.
The 2024 Coconino County Candidate Handbook should be used as a guide to the steps in running for office.
Those interested in running for County office in 2024 must file a Candidate Statement of Interest prior to collecting nomination signatures.
Partisan and Nomination Other Than by Primary Candidates for County Office:
*Candidates are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Elections Department to file for office during the filing window.
|First Day to File||Monday, March 11, 2024|
|Last Day to File||Monday, April 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.|
Special District Candidates
|First Day to File||Monday, June 11, 2024|
|Last Day to File||Monday, July 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.|
Filing a Statement of Interest indicates that a person is collecting petition signatures for a possible nomination. Filing a Statement of Interest does not mean that a candidate will appear on the ballot for a particular election. To appear on the ballot, a candidate must submit valid nomination documents (including a nomination paper and sufficient petition signatures) by the applicable deadline.
Once a Statement of Interest is filed with the Elections Department the candidate's name, party affiliation, and position sought will be published.
- Statement of Interest must be filed before petitions are circulated or by the date of the first petition signature, pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 16-311 & 16-341.
- The threshold for campaign finance will increase in 2024-- a Statement of Organization must be filed when you raise or spend (in any combination) more than $1500 dollars to run for office. Campaign finance reporting begins upon meeting or exceeding the $1,500 threshold, and a Statement of Organization must be filed within 10 days of surpassing $1,500 [A.R.S. § 16-906(C)]. Of course, you may file a Statement of Organization prior to the $1,300 threshold if you think you'll be exceeding $1,500.