Election Information

General Information


  • The next regular election will be held in 2020.  The primary election is scheduled for August 3, 2020, and the general election is scheduled for November 10, 2020.
Candidate packets will be available mid-January of 2020. The mayor and four council member seats will be open for election. The current council member terms that expire in 2020 are Tosca Henry, Ruben Jauregui, the appointed seats of Jackie Nairn and Debbie Wilden, and Mayor Tim Elinski.  One of the four council member seats, currently held by Jackie Nairn, is for a two-year term (to fill the remainder of a four-year term vacated by Kyla Allen).  All other seats are four-year terms.

Candidate nomination forms may be filed no earlier than March 9, 2020, with the City Clerk at 824 North Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ  86326.  The deadline for filing is April 6, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.

Candidate Qualifications Requirements


A candidate for local office must be a qualified elector at the time of election. Any such candidate, in addition to other requirements, must be 18 years of age or more on or before the election, have resided in the city limits for one year preceding the election, and restored his civil rights if having been convicted of a felony.


Qualified Electors


  • A person who has properly registered to vote, if he is at least 18 years of age, shall be deemed a qualified elector
  • Reside within the corporate limits of the City of Cottonwood, and be registered in the Cottonwood districts.