Candidate Election Information
The next regular City candidate elections will be held in 2020, for the Mayoral and three City Council seats. The Primary Election will be March 10, 2020, and the General Election will be May 19, 2020, if necessary*. 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. The nomination petition filing period is anticipated to be between 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2019, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2019.
As it becomes available, additional information about the 2020 elections will be posted on this webpage.
*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.
Campaign Contribution Limits/Lobbyist Disclosure Requirements
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.
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.