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

Revision as of 16:18, 9 January 2014

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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:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
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2014 elections

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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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held 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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held 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

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Arizona
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 Candidates
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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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Arizona elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

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 September 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

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ann Kirkpatrick
Republican Party Andy Tobin


August 26, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ron Barber
Republican Party Martha McSally


August 26, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Raul Grijalva
Republican Party Gabriela Saucedo Mercer


August 26, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrew

Libertarian Party Miguel Olivas

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Paul Gosar
Democratic Party Mikel Weisser


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Not on ballot

Republican Party Kristopher Mortensen

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Matt Salmon
Democratic Party James Woods


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party David Schweikert
Democratic Party John Williamson


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ruben Gallego
Libertarian Party Joe Cobb


August 26, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

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

General election candidates

Republican Party Trent Franks


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Kyrsten Sinema
Republican Party Wendy Rogers


August 26, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

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State executive official elections in Arizona

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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


General election (unofficial)

Lost in the primary

Attorney General


General election

Lost in the primary

Secretary of State


General election

Lost in the primary

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Mine Inspector Joe Hart
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2007 Yes[30]
Treasurer Doug Ducey
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2011 No, running for governor[31]
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal
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2011 Yes
Corporation Commission Gary Pierce
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2007 Term-limited
Corporation Commission Brenda Burns
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2011 No[32]


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State Senate election in Arizona

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See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held 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 September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 13 Pending
     Republican Party 16 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 30 30

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once 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

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State House elections in Arizona

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

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held 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 September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 24 Pending
     Republican Party 36 Pending
Total 60 60

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once 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

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Arizona

See also: Arizona 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Two statewide questions have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Arizona.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Proposition 122 Federal 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

Potential measures


The following measures have been proposed for the 2014 ballot:

Type Title Subject Description

Not on ballot


Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Medical Marijuana Repeal Marijuana Would overturn a 2010 ballot measure allowing the use of medical marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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School board elections in Arizona

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Arizona school board elections, 2014
Contents
1 School board elections in Arizona
2 Elections by date
2.1 November 4, 2014
2.2 December 2014

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Arizona school board elections in chronological order:

November 4, 2014

December 2014


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Voting in Arizona

See also: Voting in Arizona
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Important voting information

  • Arizona uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • As of September 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.[33] 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%.[34]

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. 4.0 4.1 AzCapitolTimes.com, "Arizona House speaker eyes run for Congress," September 18, 2013
  5. Roll Call, "Arizona: GOP Challenger to Sinema Kicks Off Campaign on Sunday," March 14, 2013
  6. Roll Call, "Arizona: Ex-ASU Quarterback Files to Challenge Sinema," April 8, 2013
  7. Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Writein Candidates," accessed August 21, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 East Valley Tribune, State treasurer Doug Ducey files paperwork to explore Ariz governor run, July 23, 2013
  9. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  10. Fred DuVal Governor 2014, accessed April 2, 2013
  11. ABC 15, LIST: Race heats up for Arizona Governor, January 9, 2014
  12. The Republic, "Libertarian candidate to be on ballot in Arizona governor's race after GOP challenge dismissed," June 19, 2014
  13. J.L. Mealer Governor 2014, accessed July 25, 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate Full Listing," June 19, 2014
  15. Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Writein Candidates," accessed July 3, 2014
  16. Eastern Arizona Courier, "Bennett announces candidacy," September 17, 2013
  17. Christine Jones for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  18. The Arizona Republic, "Former California congressman enters Arizona governor race," January 23, 2014
  19. azcentral.com, "Mesa Mayor Smith will quit to run for governor," January 9, 2014
  20. Politico, "Republican mayor Scott Smith rises in Arizona," March 8, 2013
  21. The Arizona Republic, "Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Thomas to run for governor," April 26, 2013
  22. The Associated Press via abc15.com, "Mark Brnovich, ex-Department of Gaming director, to run for Arizona attorney general," October 2, 2013
  23. The Arizona Republic, "Former gaming chief will run for attorney general," September 27, 2013
  24. Phoenix News Times, "Felecia Rotellini Making Another Run at Attorney General," February 26, 2013
  25. Michele Reagan for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  26. Arizona Capitol-Times, "Goddard will run for secretary of state," December 30, 2014
  27. Verde News, "Former AG Goddard to run for Arizona Secretary of State," January 2, 2014
  28. Wil Cardon 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. azcentral.com, "Arizona candidates file nominating petitions," May 23, 2014
  31. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  32. azcentral.com, "Burns won't seek 2nd term on Corporation Commission," April 19, 2013
  33. Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Arizona," accessed December 18, 2013
  34. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014