Arizona Candidate Filing Fees Amendment (2012)
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The Arizona Candidate Filing Fees Amendment did not make the November 2012 statewide ballot in the state of Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have amended wording from the Arizona Constitution that prohibited filing fees for candidates for ballot access. Specifically, the amendment would have allowed the legislature to provide for filing fees for candidates instead of petitions. The official title of the bill was House Concurrent Resolution 2023.
Text of measure
The measure, if enacted by voters, would have amended Article VII, Section 14 of the Constitution of Arizona to read as follows:
- 14. Fee for placing candidate's name on ballot; petitions
- Section 14. A candidate may file petition signatures as otherwise provided by law or a candidate may choose to pay a fee as otherwise provided by law to be placed on the official ballot for any election or primary.
The section read:
- Section 14. No fee shall ever be required in order to have the name of any candidate placed on the official ballot for any election or primary.
Path to the ballot
A majority vote is required in the Arizona State Legislature to send a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the ballot. Arizona is one of ten states that allow a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.