Arizona secretary of state election, 2014

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Arizona Secretary of State Election

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Ken Bennett Republican Party
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Arizona State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Mine Inspector, Treasurer, Superintendent, Public Service Commissioner

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The Arizona secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014, following a primary on August 26. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

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.[1][2][3]

Current Republican Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is term-limited from running for re-election in 2014. Bennett became secretary of state in January 2009, after the resignation of former-Gov. Janet Napolitano required then-Secretary of State Jan Brewer, as second in the line of gubernatorial succession, to vacate her elected office to take over for Napolitano. Once sworn in as governor, Brewer appointed Bennett as her replacement. He served out the remainder of her unexpired term and then won a full 4-year term as secretary of state in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4][5] As Arizona law bars state executives from occupying the same office for more than two consecutive terms, regardless of duration, Bennett was ineligible to seek a second 4-year term as secretary of state in the 2014 electoral cycle. Brewer is also term-limited in 2014, having served concurrently with Bennett since her mid-term succession to the governorship in 2009, and Bennett, hoping for the chance to take her place once again, unsuccessfully sought the Republican gubernatorial nomination for the open seat in the primary election on August 26, 2014.

Deadline Event
May 28 Filing deadline for major party candidates
July 17 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (Primary)
August 26 Primary election
September 25 Filing deadline for write-in candidates (General)
November 4 General election
December 1 Official Canvass of general election results
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election


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.

General election

Lost in the primary

Primary results

Republican primary - August 26, 2014

Arizona Secretary of State, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Reagan 43.3% 195,738
Justin Pierce 34.3% 155,214
Wil Cardon 22% 99,307
Write-in 0.5% 2,118
Total Votes 452,377
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Democratic primary



Arizona Secretary of State, Republican Primary
Poll Wil Cardon Justin PierceMichele ReaganUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
AVERAGES 15% 18.67% 22% 44.33% +/-3.82 698.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to

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