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Candidates seeking election for municipal office will file nomination petitions with the City Clerk's Office. The nonpartisan candidate petition is provided here. It is your responsibility to verify the correct form utilized in the jurisdiction in which you are seeking a nomination. Additional relevant forms for campaign committees can be found on the City Elections page. All other questions about running for local office should be directed towards the City Clerk's Office at 520-421-8600.
In order to serve on a City of Casa Grande Board or Commission, the following requirements must be met.
If you would like to request a waiver for a requirement, a waiver request form (PDF) must be submitted.
The Mayor and Councilmembers shall be qualified electors of the city and shall hold no other public office for which they receive compensation except that of a notary public or member of the National Guard or naval or military reserve. Candidates must have resided in the city for three years next preceding the date of such election or appointment. If the Mayor or a Councilmember shall cease to possess any of these qualifications or shall be convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, that office shall immediately become vacant.
City employees are not eligible to stand for election or serve as Mayor or as members of the City Council.
Candidates for Mayor must be 25 years of age or older, and candidates for Councilmember must be 21 years of age or older.
The Mayor is pleased to issue Proclamations from the City of Casa Grande to recognize special occasions or outstanding achievements in the lives of Casa Grande residents. Proclamation requests can be emailed to the City Clerks' Office or by calling 520-421-8600. In order to ensure adequate processing time, requests are asked to be made as early in advance of the event as possible. The City Clerk's Office has the right to modify or deny any proclamation request.
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Members of the public have the opportunity to address the Mayor and City Council during the "Public Comment" section of every City Council meeting. Additionally, members of the public are able to address the Mayor and City Council during designated "Public Hearings".
Currently, only the City Council Study Sessions, City Council Regular Meetings, and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are televised. All Board and Commission meetings are open to the public, however.