Election Information

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                                            Special Election - November 6, 2018             Contenido Español  

Click here for information about the August 28, 2018, election.

August 1, 2018 - public information session on two Tempe ballot propositions

Proposition No. 417: Sales and use tax for arts and culture throughout Tempe

Proposition No. 418: City Charter Amendment concerning removal of a Councilmember from office

Call of Election  

Pro/Con Arguments 

The deadline to file arguments for or against either of the ballot measures is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

The following are guidelines for filing an argument:

  • Arguments shall not exceed 300 words.
  • Arguments shall contain the signed and sworn statement of its sponsor.  If sponsored by an organization, the sworn statement of two executive officers is required.  If the argument is sponsored by a political action committee, the sworn statement of the committee’s chairperson or treasurer is required.  A sample sworn statement is "Sworn this             day of              , 2018."
  • Arguments shall include the residence or post office address and a telephone number of the sponsor(s), which information is not included in the pamphlet.
  • Arguments shall be filed electronically by email to clerk@tempe.gov.  Scanned copies are acceptable; original documents with original signatures are not required.
  • A $100 deposit is required for each argument filed, to offset a portion of the proportionate cost of paper and printing the argument.  The deposit may be paid by credit card over the phone - 480-350-4311 - or by cash, credit or check payable to City of Tempe, at the City Clerk's Office, 31 East Fifth Street, Second Floor, Tempe, AZ 85281.

Arguments are printed in the publicity pamphlet exactly as submitted, and are not edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation, or for any other reason.

Important Election Dates

August 8, 2018 - deadline to file an argument for or against either of the ballot measures.

Week of October 1, 2018 - publicity pamphlets are mailed.

October 9, 2018 - voter registration deadline.

October 10, 2018 - early voting begins.

October 26, 2018 - last day to request an early ballot by mail.

November 6, 2018 - Election Day.

Candidate Election Information

The next regular City candidate elections will be held in 2020, for the Mayoral and three City Council seats.  Candidate packets for the 2020 elections are anticipated to be available in summer, 2019.  At least 763 and not more than 1,524 signatures of qualified registered voters of the City of Tempe will be required.  As it becomes available, additional information about the 2020 elections will be posted on this webpage.

Campaign Contribution Limits/Lobbyist Disclosure Requirements 

Campaign Contribution Limits for the 2020 Election Cycle 

The City of Tempe’s campaign contribution limits are now in effect, as detailed in the Tempe City Code, Chapter 13, Division 2.  Information concerning the requirement for candidate committees to disclose contributions made by a lobbyist registered with the City of Tempe is detailed in the Tempe City Code, Section 13-117.  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. 

Campaign Finance Information      Campaign Finance - Current Committee Filings

Voter Registration Information

Find your polling location     City of Tempe Precinct Map

Maricopa County Elections Calendar

Information from Arizona 811 (formerly Arizona Blue Stake) about campaign signs.

For further information about City of Tempe municipal elections, please click on the links above, call the Tempe City Clerk's Office at (480) 350-4311, or e-mail Tim Mattix, Assistant City Clerk.

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