Statutory changes have gone into effect that have caused the campaign finance forms to be revised. Please review the documents 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).
What campaign finance papers do I file?
I do not intend to spend more than $1,200 during the campaign.
- No campaign finance filing or reporting is required unless a candidate raises or spends, in any combination, more than $1,200. A Statement of Organization must be filed within 10 days [A.R.S. § 16-906(C)] of surpassing $1,200.
I expect to spend more than $1,200.
- A Statement of Organization (A.R.S. § 16-905) must be filed once $1,200 is raised or spent, in any combination. This will also trigger the requirement to file campaign finance reports during each filing period.
I still have an open committee from a previous candidacy.
- A candidate may have only one candidate committee in existence for the same office during the same election cycle [A.R.S. § 16-906(F)]. A candidate may keep a previous candidate committee open solely for the purpose of debt retirement, or may transfer the previous debt into a new candidate committee.
I don't know what to name my committee.
- A candidate committee must include the candidate's name and office sought [A.R.S. § 16-906(B)(1)(a)].
I have had changes in my committee.
- A candidate or committee has 10 days to file an amended Statement of Organization.
How do I terminate my campaign committee.
- Filing a Termination Statement will close an active political committee and must be filed with a campaign finance report showing a balance of zero. Prior to filing, any outstanding campaign finance reports must be filed and any applicable late fees must be paid.
Additional campaign finance information from the Arizona Secretary of State