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Frequently Asked Questions

What elections are coming up?

There are currently no upcoming election for the City of Sedona.

How do I run for office?

City Council and Mayoral candidate packets are only available through the City Clerk's Office. Please contact the City Clerk at (928) 282-3113 to set an appointment to obtain a packet of the necessary paperwork. The City Clerk's Office is located at 102 Roadrunner Drive, Sedona, Arizona. In order to run for City Council or a Mayor, citizens must meet the following qualifications:

In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-232A, a candidate for local office must be a qualified elector at the time of filing their nominating paper. Qualifications are as follows:

  • A candidate must be a *Qualified Elector.
  • A candidate must be 18 years of age or older.
  • A candidate must be able to speak, write, and read the English language.
  • A candidate must reside within the Sedona City limits for one year preceding the election.
  • A person convicted of a felony cannot serve as a Council member until his/her civil rights have been restored.
  • A person adjudicated an “incapacitated person” cannot serve as a Council member.
  • A person cannot be a candidate for more than one public office if the elections for those offices are held on the same date and if the person would be prohibited from serving in the offices simultaneously.

*A qualified elector must:

  • Be a United States citizen,
  • Be a registered voter,
  • Be 18 years of age or more on or before the regular general election next following his registration,
  • Have State residency for a period of twenty-nine days prior to the election,
  • Have Residency in the City for twenty-nine days prior to the election, and
  • Have the ability to write one’s name or make his mark unless prevented by physical disability.

How do I vote in an election?

This information will be provided when the City has an upcoming election.

Who can vote?

In order to vote in any city election, you must live within the Sedona City limits and be registered to vote at least 29 days prior to an election.

Who will help with the elections?

Both Coconino and Yavapai Counties handle elections for their respective electors.  If you have any questions regarding an election or the City's election procedures, please call the Sedona City Clerk at (928) 282-3113.

Is there early voting?

If you are planning on being out of town during the ballot mailing period and do not have a forwarding address where your ballot can be sent, you can vote early.  Please contact your County Recorder for early voting locations. On the other hand, if you are planning on being out of town during the ballot mailing period and have an address where your ballot can be sent, please contact Yavapai or Coconino County Voter Registration and let them know what that address will be. You need to let them know the week before primary election ballots are mailed out or the week before general election ballots are mailed out. That way, if you are out of town, your ballot will reach you in time to vote.

Is there a Publicity Pamphlet?

Publicity pamphlets are only created during elections that have issues requiring one.

There's going to be a Publicity Pamphlet and I would like to submit an argument. How do I do that?

If you wish to submit an argument for a publicity pamphlet, you must bring it to the Sedona City Clerk's Office, 102 Roadrunner Drive, Sedona, Arizona 86336. Each argument, either pro or con, cannot be more than 300 words and may require a deposit of up to $250.00. The deadline for submitting arguments is 90 days prior to an election where a publicity pamphlet is required.

Where do I register to vote?

If you are not registered and want to vote in an election, you must be a qualified voter and be registered to vote at least 29 days prior to the election. If you live in Sedona-Yavapai County, you must register to vote with Yavapai County. If you live in Sedona-Coconino County, you must register to vote with Coconino County. Voter registration forms for both counties are available at the Sedona City Clerk's Office, 102 Roadrunner Drive. 

If you are a registered voter and have changed your name, residential, or mailing address, you need to re-register to vote at least 29 days prior to the election. So, if you have any doubt about your voter registration status, whatsoever, contact your county voter registration office. The phone number for Yavapai County Voter Registration is 928-639-8100, ask for voter registration, and the phone number for Coconino County Voter Registration is 1-800-793-6181. Remember election materials cannot be forwarded.

I need more information!

If you need more information regarding City elections, please call the City Clerk's Office at (928) 282-3113 or stop by the office, 102 Roadrunner Drive, Sedona, Arizona. If you have questions regarding voter registration, please see the information above.

A vote is a sad thing to waste. Please vote!

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