PGI logo cropped.png
Congressional Millionaire’s Club
The Personal Gain Index shines a light on how members of Congress benefit during their tenure.





Arizona elections, 2014

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

2015
2013


Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Arizona
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Arizona
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Arizona

The state of Arizona will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Arizona
Signature filing deadline for political party and independent candidates May 28, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures July 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidate for primary election July 17, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election July 28, 2014
Primary election date August 26, 2014
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for general election September 25, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
School board elections (30) November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Arizona in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (3 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

Eye glasses.jpg

Races to watch in Arizona

U.S. Congress


  • 1st Congressional District
See also: Arizona's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
Freshman Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) is facing re-election in a district that has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in both 2012 and 2008. With a 2012 margin of victory of only 3.6 percentage points, Kirkpatrick has a tough campaign ahead.
  • 2nd Congressional District
See also: Arizona's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
Another freshman Democratic representative, Ron Barber, will face a similar uphill battle. In 2012, Barber had one of the closest elections of the cycle, winning by only 0.8 percentage points.
  • 9th Congressional District
See also: Arizona's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D), the first representative of the newly drawn Arizona's 9th Congressional District, is considered by Ballotpedia to be a battleground district. Sinema won election in 2012 by 4.1 percentage points, however, outside pundits are giving a slight lead to Republicans in the district.


Arizona State Executive Officials


See also: Arizona state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014

The Arizona gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jan Brewer (R) is term-limited from seeking re-election in 2014. Brewer was originally appointed to the position in 2009 and has been elected one time since, in 2010. Arizona constitution's rules governing gubernatorial term limits preclude any individual who has occupied the office during two consecutive terms from running for re-election. The way the law was written, or intended, Brewer and some of her spokespeople asserted, it does not adequately account for the conditions of Brewer's incomplete first term of service. Hints that Brewer would attempt to qualify for another shot in 2014--hoping her circumstances might warrant an exemption from the law--began in November 2012, and persisted up until March 2014.[1]
A large field of Republican candidates are vying to take over Brewer's gubernatorial seat including current Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and state treasurer Doug Ducey. In early polls, the frontrunner on the Democratic side, candidate Fred DuVal was within 3 percentage points from either Republican candidate.[2]

Arizona State legislature


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014 and Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. In the general election on November 6, 2012, Democrats were able to pick up seven seats, reducing the Republican majority from the supermajority it had prior the election of 40-19 to a majority of 34-26 after the election.[3]

Elections by type

[edit]

CongressLogo.png
Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Arizona
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 Candidates
Star bookmark.png

U.S. House of Representatives elections in Arizona

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Arizona will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 28, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.[7]

See also: Arizona elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds five of the nine congressional seats from Arizona.

Members of the U.S. House from Arizona -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 Pending
     Republican Party 4 Pending
Total 9 9

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Ann Kirkpatrick Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Ron Barber Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Raul Grijalva Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Paul Gosar Ends.png Republican 4
Matt Salmon Ends.png Republican 5
David Schweikert Ends.png Republican 6
Ed Pastor Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Trent Franks Ends.png Republican 8
Kyrsten Sinema Electiondot.png Democratic 9

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

Democratic Party Ann Kirkpatrick - Incumbent
Republican Party Adam Kwasman - State representative
Republican Party Gary Kiehne - Businessman[8]
Republican Party Andy Tobin - State representative[8]

2nd Congressional District

Democratic Party Ron Barber - Incumbent
Republican Party Martha McSally
Republican Party Shelley Kais
Republican Party Chuck Wooten

3rd Congressional District

Democratic Party Raul Grijalva - Incumbent
Republican Party Gabriela Saucedo Mercer

Withdrew

Libertarian Party Miguel Olivas

4th Congressional District

Republican Party Paul Gosar - Incumbent
Democratic Party Mikel Weisser

Not on ballot

Republican Party Kristopher Mortensen

5th Congressional District

Republican Party Matt Salmon - Incumbent
Democratic Party James Woods

6th Congressional District

Republican Party David Schweikert - Incumbent
Democratic Party John Williamson

7th Congressional District

Democratic Party Randy Camacho
Democratic Party Ruben Gallego - Former state representative
Democratic Party Jarrett Maupin
Democratic Party Mary Rose Wilcox - Maricopa County Supervisor
Libertarian Party Joe Cobb

Withdrew

Democratic Party Steve Gallardo - State senator
Democratic Party Johnnie Robinson
Republican Party Brianna Wasserman
Libertarian Party Ted Rogers

Disqualified

Democratic Party Cesar Chavez

8th Congressional District

Republican Party Trent Franks - Incumbent
Republican Party Clair Van Steenwyk

9th Congressional District

Democratic Party Kyrsten Sinema - Incumbent
Republican Party Wendy Rogers - 2012 candidate[9]
Republican Party Andrew Walter[10]


Star bookmark.png

State executive official elections in Arizona

StateExecLogo transparent.png
See also: Arizona state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Arizona
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Attorney General
2.3 Secretary of State
2.4 Down ballot offices

Eight state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Arizona.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Arizona:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Republican Primary Candidates

General Election Candidates

Attorney General


Republican Primary Candidates

General Election Candidates

Secretary of State


Republican Primary Candidates

General Election Candidates

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Mine Inspector Joe Hart
Joe Hart.jpg
2007 Yes[32]
Treasurer Doug Ducey
Doug Ducey.jpg
2011 No, running for governor[33]
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal
John Huppenthal.jpg
2011 Yes
Corporation Commission Gary Pierce
Gary Pierce.jpg
2007 Ineligible due to term limits
Corporation Commission Brenda Burns
Brenda Burns.jpg
2011 No[34]


Star bookmark.png

State Senate election in Arizona

SLP badge.png
See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Arizona State Senate:

Arizona State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 13 Pending
     Republican Party 17 Pending
Total 30 30

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30

Star bookmark.png

State House elections in Arizona

SLP badge.png
See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Arizona House of Representatives:

Arizona House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 24 Pending
     Republican Party 36 Pending
Total 60 60

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60

BallotMeasureFinal badge.png
Star bookmark.png

Statewide ballot measure elections in Arizona

See also: Arizona 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Three statewide questions are certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Arizona.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Proposition 122 Fed Con Creates mechanism by which use of state personnel and financial resources are employed only for purposes congruent with Constitution
LRSS Proposition 303 Healthcare Allows terminally ill patients access to medical treatments which have completed phase one of a clinical trial, but are not yet approved by FDA
Commission Proposition 304 Gov't Salaries Increases salaries of state legislators by $11,000 to $35,000 annually

Not on ballot


Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Medical Marijuana Repeal Marijuana Overturns a 2010 ballot measure allowing use of medical marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Arizona Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment Term Limits Defines term limits for the position of state governor in the Arizona Constitution Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Voter Re-approval Amendment Direct Democracy Requires voters to re-approve measures every eight years Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Marriage Amendment Repeal Marriage Repeals amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Initiative Process Amendment Direct Democracy Shortens window for signature collecting for state ballot initiatives Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Property Tax Break For Business Equipment Amendment Taxes Gives property tax break to businesses with new equipment Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR School District Bonding Capacity Referendum Education Repeals portion of state's budget that doubles school districts' bonding capacity Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR Medicaid Expansion Referendum Healthcare Repeals the expansion of Medicaid in the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR Election Law Referendum Elections Repeals law setting stricter qualifications for signature collection Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Ineffective Laws Elimination Amendment Admin of Gov't Eliminates ineffective or redundant laws and policies Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Criminal Penalties Amendment Law Enforcement Revises criminal sentencing scheme, including elimination of mandatory minimum sentencing Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Equal Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as a union between two persons Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Amendment Marijuana Legalizes use and possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA No Toll Roads Amendment Transportation Prohibits conversion of publicly funded roadways into any form of toll roads Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Political Use of Paychecks Amendment Wages & Pay Prohibits employers from taking money from an employee's paycheck for political purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Public Employee Pension Initiative Pension Requires stricter funding levels of future obligations to public employee pensions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Eliminating Waste in the Medical Marijuana Act Initiative Marijuana Redirects money for medical marijuana research to universities Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Securing the Border Initiative Law Enforcement Provides for biometric identification for border security; requires state involvement in Bitcoin Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Genetically Modified Organism Labeling Initiative Business Requires labeling of foods that are or maybe produced with genetic engineering Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


Star bookmark.png

School board elections in Arizona

School Board badge.png
See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Arizona school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,142 seats. These elections will take place in 38 states.


State elections


A total of 30 Arizona school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 71 seats. Each district has scheduled elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Arizona's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 636,612 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[35] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Arizona School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Alhambra Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 13,944
Amphitheater Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 14,873
Cartwright Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,671
Chandler Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 38,763
Deer Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 35,179
Dysart Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 24,148
Flagstaff Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,129
Gilbert Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 38,038
Glendale Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,776
Glendale Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 14,777
Higley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,074
Kyrene Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,812
Litchfield Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,291
Marana Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,924
Mesa Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 65,103
Paradise Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 32,933
Pendergast Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,688
Peoria Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 36,763
Phoenix Union High School District 11/4/2014 5 7 24,866
Roosevelt Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,449
Scottsdale Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 26,213
Sunnyside Unified District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,122
Tempe Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 13,803
Tempe Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,059
Tolleson Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,375
Tucson Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 53,299
Vail Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,614
Washington Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 22,238
Yuma Elementary School District 11/4/2014 9 5 9,578
Yuma Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 11,110



Vote button trans.png

Voting in Arizona

See also: Voting in Arizona

Important voting information

  • Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[4][5][6]
  • As of July 2014, Arizona is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Arizona, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Arizona is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 26 days before an election and ends at 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to election day.[36] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Arizona ranked 33rd out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Arizona received an overall score of 63%.[37]

See also

References

  1. The New York Times, "Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona Won’t Seek Re-election," March 12, 2014
  2. Arizona Republic, "Kanefield: Constitution clears Brewer to pursue another term," November 15, 2012
  3. Modern Times Magazine "Why Are Arizona Democrats Smiling?" accessed November 14, 2012
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Arizona Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration and Education," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 AzCapitolTimes.com, "Arizona House speaker eyes run for Congress," September 18, 2013
  9. Roll Call, "Arizona: GOP Challenger to Sinema Kicks Off Campaign on Sunday," March 14, 2013
  10. Roll Call, "Arizona: Ex-ASU Quarterback Files to Challenge Sinema," April 8, 2013
  11. Eastern Arizona Courier, "Bennett announces candidacy," September 17, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 East Valley Tribune, State treasurer Doug Ducey files paperwork to explore Ariz governor run, July 23, 2013
  13. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  14. Christine Jones for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate Full Listing," June 19, 2014
  16. The Arizona Republic, "Former California congressman enters Arizona governor race," January 23, 2014
  17. azcentral.com, "Mesa Mayor Smith will quit to run for governor," January 9, 2014
  18. Politico, "Republican mayor Scott Smith rises in Arizona," March 8, 2013
  19. The Arizona Republic, "Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Thomas to run for governor," April 26, 2013
  20. Fred DuVal Governor 2014, accessed April 2, 2013
  21. ABC 15, LIST: Race heats up for Arizona Governor, January 9, 2014
  22. The Republic, "Libertarian candidate to be on ballot in Arizona governor's race after GOP challenge dismissed," June 19, 2014
  23. J.L. Mealer Governor 2014, accessed July 25, 2013
  24. The Associated Press via abc15.com, "Mark Brnovich, ex-Department of Gaming director, to run for Arizona attorney general," October 2, 2013
  25. The Arizona Republic, "Former gaming chief will run for attorney general," September 27, 2013
  26. Phoenix News Times, "Felecia Rotellini Making Another Run at Attorney General," February 26, 2013
  27. Wil Cardon for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  28. Michele Reagan for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  29. MyFoxPhoenix.com, "Rep. Justin Pierce to run for Secretary of State," October 21, 2013
  30. Arizona Capitol-Times, "Goddard will run for secretary of state," December 30, 2014
  31. Verde News, "Former AG Goddard to run for Arizona Secretary of State," January 2, 2014
  32. azcentral.com, "Arizona candidates file nominating petitions," May 23, 2014
  33. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  34. azcentral.com, "Burns won't seek 2nd term on Corporation Commission," April 19, 2013
  35. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  36. Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Arizona," accessed December 18, 2013
  37. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014