On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, a candidate orientation will be held in the Council Chambers of the Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to assist prospective candidates with the process of running for office in the August 2018 primary election.
Marana holds staggered, non-partisan elections every two years. This year, four seats are open. Candidate packets will be available at the orientation and are also available online at http://www.maranaaz.gov/candidate-information in person at the Office of the Town Clerk.
The Town Clerk and the Deputy Town Clerk will give a brief presentation on candidate filing requirements, forms and campaign finance. The Town Attorney will advise candidates on legal issues and give a short tutorial on the Arizona Open Meeting Law. Also covered will be current law on posting political signs.
Information on registering to vote will also be part of the orientation. April 30 is the earliest date to turn in candidate filings, and May 30, 2018 is the deadline to file.
As of February 14, 2018, 24,992 Marana residents were registered to vote.
Historically, Marana’s Council Members have been elected at the Primary and then seated after the November general election.
For questions, contact Jocelyn Bronson, Marana Town Clerk, at 520-382-1960, or Hilary Hiser, Deputy Town Clerk, at 520-382-1962.