The City of Scottsdale is dedicated to helping candidates prepare for their election documents. While the state statutes and election cases are subject to change and interpretation, it is highly recommended that candidates review all materials with an attorney to ensure compliance with the current legal requirements. It is not appropriate for city staff to provide legal advice to candidates for public office. If Mayor David Ortega decides to run for re-election, he may face a challenge from two experienced elected officials. This information is an important first step in the electoral process and has been prepared to provide candidates with information and requirements for the 2024 mayoral and city council elections.
Candidates should consult the Constitution of the State of Arizona, the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Statutes of the City of Scottsdale, and the Scottsdale City Code for legal requirements related to candidates for elected office in Scottsdale. Candidates are advised to take their time when reviewing all election materials and complying with all current statutes. All forms are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated. The Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers also offer on-site translation capabilities. It is important to note that any candidate who fails to comply with the legal requirements may be disqualified from running in the election. The City of Scottsdale provides a variety of resources to help candidates understand their rights and responsibilities as a candidate.
The city's website offers a comprehensive list of documents and forms that must be completed prior to filing for candidacy. Additionally, the city offers a free online course on election law that covers topics such as filing deadlines, campaign finance regulations, and other important information. The course is available in both English and Spanish. The City of Scottsdale also provides a variety of resources to help candidates understand their rights and responsibilities as a candidate. The course is available in both English and Spanish. The City of Scottsdale also provides assistance with filing paperwork and other election-related tasks.
The city's Elections Division can provide guidance on filing deadlines, campaign finance regulations, and other important information. Additionally, the Elections Division can provide assistance with voter registration, absentee ballots, early voting, and other election-related tasks. Thank you for your interest in being a candidate in the 2024 Scottsdale mayoral and city council elections. With proper preparation and understanding of the legal requirements, you can ensure that your candidacy is successful.