Election Information

General Information


  • The next regular election will be held in 2018.  The primary election is scheduled for August 28, 2018, and the general election is scheduled for November 6, 2018
City of Cottonwood Candidate Packets Available from City Clerk

Candidate packets containing the forms and petitions that are required to run for office in the City of Cottonwood’s fall election are available from the Cottonwood City Clerk. Three Council Member’s seats will be open for election in 2018. The current Council Member terms that expire in 2018 are Kyla Allen, Linda Norman, and Karen Pfeifer.

Prospective candidates must have resided within the city limits for one year preceding the election, be 18 years of age or more on or before the election, be a qualified elector at the time of election, and restored his civil rights if having been convicted of a felony.

Candidate nomination forms may be filed no earlier than April 30, 2018, with the City Clerk at 824 North Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ  86326.  The deadline for filing is May 30, 2018, by 5:00 p.m.  Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Marianne Jiménez, City Clerk, at 928-340-2725 to set an appointment to acquire a packet and review the election process.

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.