Campaign Finance

​​​​​​​​All political committees who are active in the City of Phoenix must register and file campaign finance reports with the City Clerk.  Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Title 16, Chapter 6​ ​​defines "Political Committee" as any one of the following:

(a) A candidate or a candidate's campaign committee.
(b) A separate, segregated fund established pursuant to section 16-920, subsection A, paragraph 3.
(c) An association or combination of persons that circulates petitions in support of the qualification of a ballot measure, question or proposition.
(d) An association or combination of persons that circulates a petition to recall a public officer.
(e​) A political party.
(f) An association or combination of persons that meets both of the following requirements:​

 (i)​ Is organized, conducted or combined for the primary purpose​ of influencing the result of any election in this state or in any county, city, town or other political subdivision in this state, including​ a judicial retention election.
 (ii) Knowingly receives contributions or makes expe​nditures of more than five hundred dollars in connection with any election during a calendar year, including a judicial retention election.​

​(g) A p​olitical organization.
(h) An exploratory committee.

Committees who raise or spend more than $500 must register using a statement of organization, while committees who raise or spend $500 or less may register using a $500 exemption statement.

To review specific information about a committee, please utilize our online campaign finance database​ or visit the City Clerk Department at 200 W. Washington St., 15th floor, Phoenix, AZ.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk Department at 602-262-6837, by email at, or using the 7-1-1 Relay System.