Candidate packets containing the forms and petitions that are required to run for office in the City of Cottonwood's fall election are available from the Cottonwood City Clerk.
The mayor's and three council member's seats will be open for election in 2016. The current council member terms that expire in 2016 are Jesse Dowling, Ruben Jauregui, Terence Pratt, and Mayor Diane Joens.
Prospective candidates must have resided within the city limits for one year preceding the election, be 18 years of age or more on or before the election, be a qualified elector at the time of election, and restored his civil rights if having been convicted of a felony.
Candidate nomination forms may be filed no earlier than May 2, 2016, with the City Clerk at 824 North Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. The deadline for filing is June 1, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Marianne Jiménez, City Clerk, at 928-340-2727 to set an appointment to acquire a packet and review the election process.
Clarkdale candidate Nomination packets available
In Arizona, persons are nominated to run for public office in the Primary Election by a petition procedure for nomination. This process allows any qualified voter within the Town boundaries of Clarkdale the opportunity of seeking public office. The nomination paper is a formal notification to the Town Clerk that the individual intends to seek public office.
Candidate Nomination Packets are available Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:30 PM and Friday between 8:00 a.m. and Noon at the Town Hall located at 39 N. Ninth Street, Clarkdale.
Candidates must file a Political Committee Statement of Organization or a $500 Threshold Exemption Statement with the Town Clerk before receiving or expending money, circulating Nomination Petitions, or distributing campaign literature. In order to be on the ballot, completed packets must be filed with the Town Clerk between May 2, 2016 and June 1, 2016.
There are two seats with four year terms for Councilmember (Richard Dehnert and Scott Buckley) and one seat with a four year term for Mayor (Doug Von Gausig) on the August 30, 2016 ballot. A canvass of the August 30, 2016 election results will determine if the November 8, 2016 General Election for local candidates is required.
Town Clerk, Kathy Bainbridge, may be contacted at 928-639-2445 for specific information.
Clarkdale citizens will also vote on a ballot measure to adjust the base adjustment for the expenditure limitation.
Jerome Town Council packets available
All five council seats including the Mayor are elected every two years in Jerome. Packets and filing information is available from Town Manager and Clerk Candace Gallagher.
Completed packets must be filed with the Town Clerk between May 2, 2016 and June 1, 2016.
In addition to Council elections, the Town is also asking voters to renew its Alternative Expenditure Limitation (Home Rule).
The primary election will be held August 30, 2016. If necessary a General Election will be scheduled November 8, 2016.