Citizens Clean Elections Commission

Citizens Clean 
Elections Commission

Your Guide to Arizona’s Political Process

AZ Clean Elections

Enforcement Matters, Complaints & Audits

Any person may file a complaint against a candidate if it is believed a violation of the Act or Commission rules has occurred. The Commission staff may also initiate an internally generated complaint against a candidate.
Matters Under Review (MURs) for the 2016 election cycle may be accessed on this page. Enforcement matters for prior election cycles may be available online or by contacting the Commission.

2016 MURs

None Filed.

2016 Candidate Audits

Candidate audits are performed after the primary and general elections.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I file a complaint?

The complaint must be written, sworn to, and signed in the presence of a notary public and notarized. The Commission will not accept verbal or anonymous complaints. Complaints should be delivered to the Commission's office. For additional information, see the Enforcement Process flow chart by clicking the button at the top of this page.

Where can I find a copy of the Commission's Act & Rules Manual?

Act and Rules Manual

Can I email my complaint to the Commission?

Yes, the complaint may be emailed, CLICK HERE however, the original complaint must also be sent or delivered to the Commission.

Does the Commission audit candidates?

Yes. Participating candidates are subject to audits. Participating candidates are randomly selected at a public meeting once for the primary election period and once for the general election period. Typically, if a candidate is selected in the primary period they will not be eligible for a general election audit. The Commission may also conduct an enforcement audit during the course of an investigation. Audit findings are public record, presented to the Commission during a public meeting and will be posted on this web page.