Candidate Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a candidate in the 2020 City of Chandler Election. This information is an important first step in the election process and has been prepared to provide you with information and candidate requirements for the 2020 City Council Election. 

While every effort is made to provide a comprehensive overview of the election process for the City of Chandler, this candidate information and the noted resources are provided with the understanding that City Clerk staff cannot render legal or financial advice. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all legal requirements have been met.  

The City of Chandler appreciates your interest in the election process. If you need assistance during the nomination period or throughout the election process, please feel free to contact the City Clerk’s Office at 480-782-2182; or email the Chandler City Clerk, Dana DeLong

Please note that the Chandler City Clerk serves as the filing officer for all local election forms.  All forms must be filed with the Chandler City Clerk’s Office within the deadlines noted in the statutes. Candidates are encouraged to refer to the Arizona State Constitution, the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Chandler City Charter, and Chandler City Code for legal requirements pertaining to candidates for elective office.   

Candidate Information

Eligibility

To be eligible to serve on the Chandler City Council you must:

  •  Be a qualified elector of the City
  •  Be a resident of the City or an annexed area for at least two years   immediately preceding the election, and 
  •  Hold no other elected public office or be a City employee

The following nomination procedures must be performed.
 

Candidate Statement of Interest

Before collecting any signatures the Candidate Statement of Interest must be filed with the City Clerk's Office. 
 

Nomination Petition Signature Requirements

At least 1,000 and not more than 3,657 signatures of qualified registered voters of the City of Chandler is required. 
 

Nomination Petition Filing Period

The nomination petition filing period begins 8 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020, and ends no later than 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020. 

The following paperwork must be filed during the nomination filing period: