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

The city’s primary election will be held on August 28, 2018.  This election is to fill three expiring Council Member seats currently held by Kyla Allen (current Vice Mayor), Linda Norman, and Karen Pfeifer.

There are five candidates who have filed the necessary paperwork and petitions necessary to run for the council seats.  The candidate names that will appear on the primary election ballot are: Kyla Allen, Doug Hulse, Michael Mathews, Jackie Nairn, and Bill Tinnin.

City of Cottonwood residents who are qualified electors are eligible to vote in the city’s primary election.  If you are not registered to vote, the deadline to register with the Yavapai County Voter Registration department is July 30, 2018, in order to vote in the primary election.

Here is a link to the Yavapai County Voter Guide, which contains information on voter registration, early voting and vote center locations on election day: http://files.constantcontact.com/d692eca8001/2e942ed6-4333-4352-84e9-8cee87ce29cb.pdf


The Cottonwood City Clerk will be hosting a city council candidate meet-and-greet on Thursday, July 19, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers building located at 826 North Main Street in Old Town.  This is a chance to meet and talk with all the city council candidates in a casual setting.  For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 928-340-2725.

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.

Candidate Information

Michael Mathews 
Financial Disclosure Statement
Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report
2nd Quarter Campaign Finance Report
August Pre-Election Report

Kyla Allen
Financial Disclosure
2nd Quarter Campaign Finance Report

Billy Tinnin
Financial Disclosure

Doug Hulse
Financial Disclosure
2nd Quarter Campaign Finance Report
August Pre-Election Report

Jackie Nairn
Financial Disclosure