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The 2014 deadline to qualify initiatives on the [[Arizona 2014 ballot measures|Arizona ballot]] is July 3, 2014 by 5:00 PM-Mountain Time<ref>[http://www.azsos.gov/election/2014/info/importantdates.htm ''Arizona Secretary of State'' "2014 Election Important Dates," Accessed November 19, 2013]</ref>.
 
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This page details Arizona signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Partisan candidates must collect signatures equal to between 0.5% and 10% of their party's registered voters in the state. For statewide partisan candidates there is also a distribution requirement--candidates must gather signatures equal to at least 0.5% of their party's registered in three of the state's counties. Signers do not need to be members of the candidate's party, but may only sign one candidate's petition per seat.[1][2]

Independent candidates must collect signatures equal to at least 3% of the registered voters in the state who are not members of a political party. Again, signers of any party may sign a nominating petition.[3]

Write-in candidates must submit a nomination form signed by the candidate.[4]

U.S. House

Partisan candidates must collect signatures equal to between 0.5% and 10% of their party's registered voters in the district. Signers do not need to be members of the candidate's party, but may only sign one candidate's petition per seat.[5][6]

Independent candidates must collect signatures equal to at least 3% of the registered voters in the district who are not members of a political party. Again, signers of any party may sign a nominating petition.[7]

Write-in candidates must submit a nomination form signed by the candidate.[8]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 U.S. Congress elections

The 2014 filing deadline for candidates is May 28, 2014. For write-in candidates wishing to participate in the primary election the deadline is July 17, 2014. If they only wish to participate in the general election, their filing deadline is September 25, 2014.[9]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

Partisan and independent candidates had to file their petitions between April 30 and May 30, 2012. Write-in candidates had to file their nomination form by July 19, 2012 (to run in a primary) and September 27, 2012 (to run in a general election).[10]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Partisan candidates must collect signatures equal to between 0.5% and 10% of their party's registered voters in the state. For statewide partisan candidates there is also a distribution requirement--candidates must gather signatures equal to at least 0.5% of their party's registered in three of the state's counties. Signers do not need to be members of the candidate's party, but may only sign one candidate's petition per seat.[11][12]

Independent candidates must collect signatures equal to at least 3% of the registered voters in the state who are not members of a political party. Again, signers of any party may sign a nominating petition.[13]

Write-in candidates must submit a nomination form signed by the candidate.[14]

State legislature

Partisan candidates must collect signatures equal to between 1% and 3% of their party's registered voters in the district. Signers do not need to be members of the candidate's party, but may only sign one candidate's petition per seat.[15][16]

Independent candidates must collect signatures equal to at least 3% of the registered voters in the district who are not members of a political party. Again, signers of any party may sign a nominating petition.[17]

Write-in candidates must submit a nomination form signed by the candidate.[18]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections

The 2014 filing deadline for candidates is May 28, 2014. For write-in candidates wishing to participate in the primary election the deadline is July 17, 2014. If they only wish to participate in the general election, their filing deadline is September 25, 2014.[19]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

Partisan and independent candidates had to file their petitions between April 30 and May 30, 2012. Write-in candidates had to file their nomination form by July 19, 2012 (to run in a primary) and September 27, 2012 (to run in a general election).[20]

Ballot measures

Arizona
LawsHistory
List of measures

The number of signatures required to qualify an initiative for the ballot is tied to the number of votes cast for the office of Arizona governor in the most recent gubernatorial election. The number of signatures to qualify a statute is 10% of votes cast for governor and 15% to qualify a constitutional amendment. The number of signatures required to qualify a veto referendum is 5% of votes cast for governor.

Year Amendment Statute Veto referendum
2014 259,213 172,809 86,405
2012 259,213 172,809 86,405
2010 230,047 153,365 76,682
2008 230,047 153,365 76,682

DocumentIcon.jpg See law: Arizona Constitution, Article IV, Part 1, Section 1, ¶ 2-3, 7

Basis of calculation

1,728,081 votes were cast for governor in the 2010 election.[21]

Signature deadlines

2014

See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2014

The 2014 deadline to qualify initiatives on the Arizona ballot is July 3, 2014 by 5:00 PM-Mountain Time[22].

2012

See also: Petition drive deadlines, 2012

The 2012 deadline to qualify initiatives on the Arizona ballot is July 5, 2012 by 5:00 PM-Mountain Time[23].

2010

Signatures to qualify initiatives for the 2010 Arizona ballot were due on July 1, 2010. Signatures are turned in to the Arizona Secretary of State's office. No signatures were filed by any of the initiative efforts.

Recall

To recall an official in Arizona, signatures equal to 25% of the vote cast in the last election for the office are required.

See also

2012

External links

References

  1. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-321, accessed April 19, 2012
  2. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-322, accessed April 19, 2012
  3. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-341, accessed April 19, 2012
  4. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-312, accessed April 19, 2012
  5. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-321, accessed April 19, 2012
  6. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-322, accessed April 19, 2012
  7. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-341, accessed April 19, 2012
  8. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-312, accessed April 19, 2012
  9. Secretary of State Website, "2014 Election Important Dates," accessed November 4, 2013
  10. Office of the Secretary of State, "2012 Election Important Dates," accessed April 19, 2012
  11. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-321, accessed April 19, 2012
  12. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-322, accessed April 19, 2012
  13. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-341, accessed April 19, 2012
  14. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-312, accessed April 19, 2012
  15. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-321, accessed April 19, 2012
  16. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-322, accessed April 19, 2012
  17. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-341, accessed April 19, 2012
  18. Arizona Revised Statutes, 16-312, accessed April 19, 2012
  19. Secretary of State Website, "2014 Election Important Dates," accessed November 4, 2013
  20. Office of the Secretary of State, "2012 Election Important Dates," accessed April 19, 2012
  21. Arizona Secretary of State "2010 General Election Canvas"
  22. Arizona Secretary of State "2014 Election Important Dates," Accessed November 19, 2013
  23. [Confirmed with AZ SOS via phone on January 18, 2011]