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Elections scheduled for mayor, council - updated

Post Date:02/21/2018 8:55 a.m.


This article was originally posted Feb. 6 and updated on Feb. 21, 2018.

SEDONA, Ariz. – The city of Sedona will conduct its 2018 primary election Tuesday, Aug. 28 and the general election, if necessary, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

A candidate who receives a majority of votes in the primary election will be elected, effective the date of the general election. The general election is required only if all offices are not filled in the primary election.

All new Sedona City Council members will be seated between Nov. 27 and Dec. 11, 2018.

A total of five elected offices are available in the upcoming elections: one city council seat for a two-year term; three city council seats for a four-year term; and the mayor’s seat for a two-year term. Monthly compensation is $500 for city councilors and $700 for the mayor.

The election includes a city council seat with a two-year term because of the resignation of Councilor Joe Vernier, who was elected to a four year term in 2016. In accordance with state statutes, the city council will appoint a new councilor only until the next regular election cycle (Fall 2018), at which point a candidate is elected to the remaining two years of the original four year term.

To be eligible for the Sedona City Council, a candidate must be a qualified elector at the time of election, be at least 18 years of age on or before the election, have resided within the Sedona City limits for one year preceding the election, and have had his/her civil rights restored if convicted of a felony.

Candidate packets are available at the Sedona City Clerk’s office at 102 Roadrunner Dr. The city clerk recommends scheduling an appointment to review the packet and ask questions. The City Clerk’s office is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Candidate nomination forms must be filed with the City Clerk between 7 a.m. April 30 and 5 p.m. May 30, 2018.

For more information contact Sedona City Clerk Susan Irvine at (928) 282-3113 or


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