Election Information

General Information


  • The next regular election will be held in 2018

Candidate Qualifications Requirements


A candidate for local office must be a qualified elector at the time of election. Any such candidate, in addition to other requirements, must be 18 years of age or more on or before the election, have resided in the city limits for one year preceding the election, and restored his civil rights if having been convicted of a felony.


Qualified Electors


  • A person who has properly registered to vote, if he is at least 18 years of age, shall be deemed a qualified elector
  • Reside within the corporate limits of the City of Cottonwood, and be registered in the Cottonwood districts.
Prospective candidates must file a Political Committees Statement of Organization or a $500 Threshold Exemption Statement before receiving or expending money, circulating petitions, or distributing campaign literature. Forms that have been filed with the City Clerk by prospective candidates can be found in the following list.