Candidate Filing Information

Partisan and Nomination Other than by Primary Candidates for County Office

First Day to File April 30, 2018 (Monday)
Last Day to File                                   
May 30, 2018 (Wednesday) at 5:00 p.m.

Special District Candidates

First Day to File July 9, 2018 (Monday)
 Last Day to File                                   August 8, 2018 (Wednesday) at 5:00 p.m.
Campaign finance laws are complex and highly technical. For a legal interpretation of campaign finance law, and to assure compliance with state law, we encourage you to consult with an attorney. The Coconino County Elections Office is not in a position to provide legal assistance or support on campaign finance law for candidates. The information on this web site is a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this electronic document is accurate.

The Coconino County Elections Office or any division, officer, or employee of the office makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content on this site or on other sites to which we link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The Coconino County Elections Office shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, consequence, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of the information contained herein. 

We encourage each candidate who wishes to file for office to schedule a meeting with our office staff in order to better assist you. We will not offer legal or campaign advise, but will provide the candidate with the proper forms and deadlines. Please call our office at 928-679-7868 to set an appointment.

What campaign finance papers do I file?

  • I do not intend to spend more than $1,200 during the campaign.

    • No campaign finance reporting is required, unless the candidate raises or spends, in any combination, more than $1,200. A Statement of Organization must be filed within 10 days [A.R.S. § 16-906(C)] of surpassing $1,200.
  • I expect to spend more than $1,200.

    • A Statement of Organization (A.R.S. § 16-905) must be filed once $1,200 is raised or spent, in any combination. This will also trigger the requirement to file campaign finance reports during each filing period.
  • I still have an open committee from a previous candidacy.

    • A candidate may have only one candidate committee in existence for the same office during the same election cycle [A.R.S. § 16-906(F)]. A candidate may keep a previous candidate committee open solely for the purpose of debt retirement, or may transfer the previous debt into a new candidate committee.
  • I have had changes in my committee.

    • A candidate or committee has 10 days to file an amended Statement of Organization.
  • How do I terminate my campaign committee.

    • Filing a Termination Statement will close an active political committee and must be filed with a campaign finance report showing a balance of zero. Prior to filing, any outstanding campaign finance reports must be filed and any applicable late fees must be paid.

Fillable Forms:

Forms used to establish or terminate a campaign committee

Campaign finance reporting forms:

  • Campaign Finance ReportCommittees need only file the report schedules that apply to that report's specific contributions and/or expenditures.
  • Period No Activity Report – See the bottom of the first page of the Campaign Finance Report for instructions for filing a No Activity Statement.
Campaign Committee formation and finance reporting can be extremely complex and challenging. Please read and follow the Arizona Secretary of State’s handbook and applicable Arizona election statutes. Do not rely upon only this website or any oral instructions given by this office. If the instructions and statutes are confusing, we recommend you seek counsel.

Additional campaign finance information from the Arizona Secretary of State