Local Candidate Elections

Town Elected Officials

The Mayor and 6 Town Councilmembers are local elected officials. Town Councilmembers serve staggered 4 year terms. The Mayor is elected for a 2 year term. There are no term limits in Fountain Hills, so there is no limit to the number of times an incumbent may run for office.

Election Cycle

Town Council elections are held in the fall election cycle of even-numbered years. The next Town Candidate Election will be held in 2018.

Information for qualified electors who need to register or update their registration information may be found on the Maricopa County Recorder's Election website.

The next Primary Election will be held in August 2018
The General Election will held November 2018 (if a run-off election is necessary) 

Please note that the Town of Fountain Hills "non-partisan" Candidates will be included on the same consolidated "partisan" ballot with other local, County, State or Federal agencies who are holding their elections in August 2018 and or November 2018.

The 2018 Primary and General Elections will not be a mail ballot elections; Polling Locations will be available within the Town of Fountain Hills on Election Day. To find your polling site, please use the "Polling Locator" link below:

Polling Locator

Running for Office

The 1st step to become a candidate is to pick up a candidate election packet from the Town Clerk's office. For more information about the candidate election or packet, contact the Town Clerk at 480-816-5115. Many forms are available from the Forms and Information page.

Candidate Packets are made available through the Town Clerk's office located at:
Fountain Hills Town Hall,
16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ
Town Hall is open Monday - Thursday; 7:00 AM - 6 PM; Closed on Fridays

Candidate Election Packet Includes:
  • $500 threshold exemption statement
  • Statement of Organization
  • Campaign contribution limits
  • Candidate's nomination paper / affidavit of qualifications / campaign finance law statement
  • Council rules of procedure 
  • Financial disclosure statement
  • League of Arizona cities and towns campaign finance report handbook of instructions
  • Nomination petitions (in sufficient quantity to collect the maximum number of signatures)
  • Political and ideological sign guidelines
  • Political committee campaign finance report cover and detail sheets
  • Resolution 1990-3
  • Title 16, Arizona revised statutes (regarding elections and electors)
  • Town Code, Chapter 2 (Mayor and Council)