How to Run for Office

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Effective in 2014, Queen Creek's regularly scheduled candidate elections will be held in the fall of even-numbered years (August/November):

  • Primary Election is held on the tenth Tuesday before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November

Queen Creek will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 for the purpose of nominating/electing three Council Members and Mayor. A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, if needed.

All candidates must be qualified electors of the Town and have resided in the Town for at least one-year prior to the election for which a candidate. An exception applies for a person living in an area that has been annexed into the Town during the year preceding the election, as long as that person has resided in the annexed area at least one year prior to the election.

Candidate Packets are available from the Town Clerk's Office, 22358 S. Ellsworth Rd (Municipal Services Building) Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended but not required. Please plan on approximately 30 minutes to review the packet contents.

Nomination papers may be filed with the Town Clerk's Office beginning Monday, April 30, 2018 and no later than Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call Jennifer Robinson, Town Clerk at 480-358-3210 or Joy Maglione, Town Clerk Assistant at 480-358-3211.

Elected Officials and Term of Office

The Mayor and Council serve at-large representing all residents of the Town. The Mayor & Council serve four-year staggered terms and there are no term limits. Queen Creek municipal elections are non-partisan.

Town Council members serve staggered four-year terms.  The Mayor is elected every four years for a four-year term.  There are no term limits in Queen Creek, so there is no limit to the number of times an incumbent may run for re-election.

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