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 282 to a maximum of 564 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 the jurisdictional boundaries of 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 $500 or more must file a Statement of Organization with the Town Clerk. All candidates interested in running for Town Council should submit a statement of organization if they believe they will spend $500 or more. 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.

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.


January 15, 2020
Campaign finance report due

March 9, 2020
First day to file candidate petitions

April 6, 2020
Last day to file candidate petitions

April 15, 2020
Campaign finance report due

June 25, 2020
Write-in candidate nomination papers due

July 15, 2020
Campaign finance report due

July 27, 2020
Pre-primary campaign finance report due

August 4, 2020
Primary Election Day

October 15, 2020
Post-primary campaign finance report due

November 3, 2020
General Election Day