CANDIDATE INFORMATION


The Marana Town Clerk is the filing officer for all municipal elections and responsible for coordinating elections with the Pima County Recorder’s Office and the Pima County Elections Department. Please direct all questions related to candidate filing and submission of campaign finance reports to the Town Clerk’s Office at (520) 382-1962.

As of August 2018, the Town of Marana has 25,815 registered voters. Candidate nomination petitions must contain a minimum of 253 to a maximum of 506 signatures of eligible voters within Marana corporate limits. Historically, the Primary Election determines the winners for open council seats. A candidate will continue to the General Election only if a majority victor cannot be determined at the primary election.

Candidate Eligibility

All citizens interested in running for the Marana Town Council must be at least 18 years of age at the time of election, have resided in Marana for one year, and be a qualified elector in the State of Arizona.

Candidate Responsibilities

Each candidate who intends to accept contributions or make expenditures of $1,100* or more must file a Statement of Organization with the Town Clerk. If any information reported on the Statement of Organization changes, the political committee must file an amended Statement of Organization reporting the change within five business days.

*HB 2078 will require local candidates to file a statement of organization if they will be receiving contributions or making expenditures in any combination of $500. The effective date of HB 2078 is unknown until the current legislative session closes. All candidates interested in running for Town Council should submit a statement of organization if they believe they will spend $500 or more. 

Candidate Filing Documents

Full candidate information packets are available at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Campaigns wishing to use political signs within the Town’s jurisdictional boundaries must apply for a political sign permit with the Planning Department. All political signs must be in compliance with Arizona state law and the regulations established by the Town of Marana Land Development Code.  

Prospective candidates can make an appointments with the Town Clerk to review candidate packet and discuss the election process at any time. Informational appointments generally last 30 minutes.

IMPORTANT DATES

January 15, 2018
File Campaign Finance Report covering 10/01/17 - 12/31/17

April 4, 2018
Candidate Orientation 

April 15, 2018
File Campaign Finance Report covering 01/01/18 - 03/31/18

April 30, 2018
Begin filing Candidate Nominating Petitions

May 30, 2018
Last day to file Candidate Nominating Petitions

July 15, 2018
File Campaign Finance Report covering 04/01/18 - 06/30/18

July 19, 2018
Final Day to receive nomination papers for write-in candidates

August 18, 2018
File “August Pre-Election” Campaign Finance Report covering 07/01/2018 – 08/11/2018

August 28, 2018
Primary Election Day

October 15, 2018
File Campaign Finance Report covering 08/12/2018 – 09/30/2018

October 27, 2018
File Post-Election Finance Report covering 10/1/2018 – 10/20/2018

November 6, 2018
General Election Day

January 15, 2019
File Campaign Finance Report covering 10/21/2018 – 12/31/2018