General Election: May 15, 2018*
*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.
On May 9, 2017, the Governor of Arizona signed the City’s Charter amendment relating to candidate contribution limits (Proposition 485, approved by the voters in March 2016). The City of Tempe’s campaign contribution limits are now in effect, as detailed in Ordinance No. O2015.51 which became effective upon approval of the Charter Amendment. NOTE: At the August 17, 2017, City Council meeting, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. O2017.42, amending the City of Tempe Candidate Contribution Limits, and adding a requirement for committees to disclose contributions made by a lobbyist registered with the City of Tempe. Candidates are advised to seek their own legal advice concerning limitations on and use of campaign contribution limits; the City Clerk’s Office cannot render legal, financial or other professional advice.
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