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:
(g) A political organization.
(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 expenditures of more than five hundred dollars in connection with any election during a calendar year, including a judicial retention election.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the 7-1-1 Relay System.