Sedona AZ (April 15, 2016) – The city of Sedona will conduct its 2016 Primary Election on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 and its General Election, if necessary, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. If a candidate receives a majority of all the votes cast at the Primary Election, they will be elected to the office for which they are a candidate, effective the date of the General Election. A General Election is only required if the offices are not filled at the Primary Election. The new City Council members will be seated between November 22, 2016 and December 13, 2016.
The following council seats are available: one Council seat for a two-year term, three Council seats for a four-year term, and the Mayor’s seat for a two-year term. The monthly compensation is $500 for Councilors and $700 for the Mayor.
The election includes a seat with a two-year term due to the resignation of Councilor Angela LeFevre, who was elected to a four year term in 2014. In accordance with state statute, City Council appointed a new Councilor only until the next regular election cycle, at which point a candidate is elected to the remaining two years of the original four year term.
If you wish to run for the Sedona City Council, candidate packets will be available beginning Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Sedona City Clerk’s office at 102 Roadrunner Drive. It is highly recommended that those interested in running schedule an appointment to pick up a candidate packet. To be eligible for 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 the person has been convicted of a felony.
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. Monday, May 2, 2016 and 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Please contact City Clerk Susan Irvine at 282-3113 or SIrvine@SedonaAZ.gov for more information.