How to search the City of Tempe Campaign Finance Database

This system is used to search for campaign finance records that have been filed with the City Clerk by the following types of organizations since January 1, 2016.

1. Candidate Committees โ€“ Candidates running for political office in the City of Tempe who receive contributions or make expenditures, in any combination, of at least $500 in connection with that candidacy.

2. Political Action Committees โ€“ 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 $1,100* in any connection with a City of Tempe 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 Tempe election must file as a Political Action Committee.

3. Independent Expenditure Organizations โ€“ Corporations, Labor Organizations or Limited Liability Companies making expenditures to support or oppose one or more candidates.

  • This system currently includes registration documents from Independent Expenditure entities prior to Nov. 5, 2016. This system will be enhanced for the future viewing of Independent Expenditure filings made from Nov. 5, 2016 and on. In the meanwhile, Independent Expenditure filings may be viewed by searching the online Public Records.

*Please Note: The monetary threshold that requires registration of political action committees increases by $100 in January of each odd numbered year, per A. R. S. ยง16-931

To begin a search, click on one of the selections at the top of the screen. These selections include Political Organizations, Contributions, Expenditures and Loans

Click here to find campaign finance records filed prior to January 2016. Reports that were due between Nov. 5, 2016 and June 30, 2017 were filed using paper forms, and also may be viewed on the Public Records Search Page. The data from reports filed between Nov. 5, 2016 and June 30, 2017 will gradually be added into the campaign finance eFiling system based on the reports that were filed by committees at that time.

Please contact us with any questions by sending an email to clerk@tempe.gov or calling 480-350-4311.