Recent statutory changes have gone into effect that have caused the campaign finance forms to be revised. Please review the documents below in their entirety before formally submitting to the Coconino County Elections Office.
It is recommended that each committee review the updated campaign finance law in the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 16, Chapter 6 (A.R.S. §§ 16-901--16-938).
Campaign Finance Forms & Guidance
What makes $1,400?A.R.S. § 16-905 says a candidate must file a committee if they raise and spend, in any combination, more than $1,300 to run for office. This means:
1) You raise $1,400 in contributions.
2) You raise $700 and spend $700 on yard signs.
3) You spend $700 you contributed to your campaign.
↳You contributed $700 to your committee + you spent the $700
Step 1: Statement of Organization
A Statement of Organization filing depends on what committee type you need. You must decide what type applies based on your intended actions. Our office cannot decide your committee type for you, but will ensure it is correct upon filing.
|Candidate Committee||Political Action Committee||Political Party|
|Statement of Organization||Statement of Organization||Statement of Organization|
Step 2: Campaign Finance Report
Every committee that files a Statement of Organization must file campaign finance reports. Campaign finance reports must be filed during your committee's reporting period.
Reports may be submitted by email, mail or in-person delivery. Reports mailed or delivered in person must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline day; however, emailed reports may be sent until the filing deadline at 11:59 p.m.
Any reports turned in after the deadline will be charged a $10-per-day late fee that will accrue until the report is filed, A.R.S. § 16-937(B). This late fee converts to $25-per-day late fee upon being 15 days late.
|We DID have financial activity this quarter||We DID NOT have financial activity this quarter|
|Campaign Finance Report - PDF||No Activity Report - PDF|
Step 3: Termination Statement
A committee can terminate once it becomes eligible. If not, a committee will be expected to file campaign finance reports, and potentially pay late-filing penalties, until it does terminate.
A Termination Statement must be accompanied by a Campaign Finance Report documenting the committee has a zero balance, and may be submitted by email, mail or in-person delivery.
| Termination Statement - PDF|
Termination Statement - Word
| Arizona Secretary of State|
|Arizona Revised Statutes|
Title 16 - Chapter 6
Campaign Contributions and Expenses
|Candidate Filing Information|