Campaign Finance

​Campaign Finance Information for the City of Phoenix

Political Committees​​​​​​​​

All candidate committees and political action committees that 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​ ​​requires the following committee types to file a Statement of Organization with the City Clerk and file campaign finance reports:

Please Note: The monetary threshold that requires registration of the following committee types increases by $100 in January of each odd numbered year, per A. R. S. §16-931.

1. Candidate Committees: Candidates running for political office in the City of Phoenix who receive contributions or make expenditures, in any combination, of at least $1,000 in connection with that candidacy.

2. *Political Action Committees: Entities that are both 1) formed for the primary purpose of influencing the outcome of an election, and 2) receive contributions or make expenditures, in any combination, of at least $1,000 in any connection with a City of Phoenix election during the calendar year.

*Funds established by Corporations, LLC's, Labor Organizations and Partnerships for the purpose of influencing the result of a City of Phoenix election must file as a Political Action Committee.

View Campaign Finance Reports and Filings

To review campaign finance filings that have been made with the Phoenix City Clerk Department, please utilize the following search databases, or visit the City Clerk Department at 200 W. Washington St., 15th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003:


Campaign Finance eFiling System for Committees

All political committees that are active in the City of Phoenix must register with a Statement of Organization, within 10 days of qualifying as a committee, and file campaign finance reports. ALL campaign finance related filings must be made by using the City of Phoenix Campaign Finance eFiling System, including:

  1. Committee registrations,
  2. Amended registrations,
  3. Campaign finance reports; and 
  4. Committee terminations

A Campaign Finance eFiling User Manual is available, which provides instructions on how to register, file reports and navigate in the system. A list of the individual campaign finance reporting schedules and their titles is also provided as a reference.

To file using the eFiling System, a user login must be created with a valid email address that will link to the email address that will be used on the committee's Statement of Organization. Separate email addresses for the Chairman and Treasurer (and Candidate for Candidate Committees) will need to be identified on the committee's Statement of Organization. While the committee Treasurer is responsible for filing the committee's campaign finance reports, the City Clerk Department encourages all committee members to register a user login in the system. A user login is not required for the public viewing of campaign finance filings.

Once a registration/termination for a committee has been submitted in the system, the completed and signed document must be filed with the Phoenix City Clerk Department to complete the process. The completed and signed registration/termination may be submitted electronically to the City Clerk's office by emailing it to phoenixelections@phoenix.gov. It may also be mailed or delivered in person to the Phoenix City Clerk Department, 200 W. Washington St., 15th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Campaign finance reports that are filed in the eFiling System are considered filed once they are submitted in the system, and do not need to be separately emailed/mailed.


Reporting Independent Expeditures

Entities that are not formed for the primary purpose of influencing the outcome of an election, but that make Independent Expenditures (IEs) as defined by A.R.S. §16-901 (31) must file an expenditure report for any campaign finance reporting period in which an IE was made. All IE reports must be completed by using a fillable report form. IE reports may be filed electronically with the City Clerk via email at phoenixelections@phoenix.gov. The expenditure report may also be mailed or delivered in person to the Phoenix City Clerk Department, 200 W. Washington St., 15th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003.

When completing the report, the entity should indicate their name in the "committee name" field of the first page. The entity should also indicate "IE" in the Committee ID Number field on the top right of the report form on each page.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk Department at 602-262-6837, by email at phoenixelections@phoenix.gov or use the 7-1-1 Relay System.