Candidate Filing Information

Partisan and Nomination Other than by Primary Candidates for County Office

First Day to FileMonday, March 9, 2020
Last Day to File                              Monday, April 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


Special District Candidates

First Day to FileMonday, June 8, 2020
Last Day to FileMonday, July 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Cybersecurity Update

Elections are considered critical infrastructure by the federal government. 
We cannot provide you with election security guidance but local candidates may benefit from reviewing the Department of Homeland Security’s election security resource library
The report "DHS Campaign Checklist" is a set of best practices intended for all candidates for office. 
The Arizona Secretary of State's Office published "Cybersecurity tips for candidates, parties and PACs", which provides a top ten list of cybersecurity actions to increase your protection.

​Filed Statements of Interest

 Candidate Name                       Office Sought
 Paul Mock  Board of Supervisors - District 1
 Patrice Horstman
 Board of Supervisors - District 1
 Liz Archuleta
 Board of Supervisors - District 2
 Matt Ryan                Board of Supervisors - District 3
 Byron Peterson
 Board of Supervisors - District 3
 Judy Begay   Board of Supervisors - District 4
 Bryan Bates
 Board of Supervisors - District 4
 Bob Thorpe
 Board of Supervisors - District 4
 Stan Pierce  Board of Supervisors - District 4
 Angela Cody  Board of Supervisors - District 4
 Lena Fowler
 Board of Supervisors - District 5
 Marie B. Acothley
 Board of Supervisors - District 5
 Armando Ruiz
 County Assessor
 William Ring
 County Attorney
 Patty Hansen
 County Recorder
 Jim Driscoll
 County Sheriff
 Tommy Lewis
 County Superintendent of Schools
 Sarah Benatar 
 County Treasurer



Is there anything new I need to know about candidate filing?



  • Must a document be filed before I seek candidacy?

    • YES! A Statement of Interest must be filed before petitions are circulated or by the date of the first petition signature, pursuant to Senate Bill 1451. You can get this document by completing the nomination packet request from the specific candidate page you need in left-hand menu.
    • The threshold for campaign finance filing remains the same-- a Statement of Organization must be filed when you raise or spend (in any combination) more than $1,200 dollars to run for office. Campaign finance reporting begins upon meeting or exceeding the $1,200 threshold, and a Statement of Organization must be filed within 10 days of surpassing $1,200 [A.R.S. § 16-906(C)] . Of course, you may file a Statement of Organization prior to the $1,200 threshold if you think you'll be exceeding $1,200. 
  • What happens if I circulated petitions prior to this law change?

    • Senate Bill 1451 says that you can keep petition signatures received prior to August 27, 2019 as long as a Statement of Interest is filed before January 2, 2020. If you fail to file a Statement of Interest before January 2, 2020, your petition sheets may be challenged in court.
  • Did the August Primary Election date change?

    • Yes! The Primary Election will now be on August 4, 2020, per Senate Bill 1154, which moved up from later in the month. Several nomination documents require this date, so you should take care to make sure the right date is entered on all nomination documents. These documents can be challenged in court. 
  • Why can't I download the forms I need to run for office?

    • Due to Senate Bill 1451 becoming law during an election cycle, our office decided that we could curb potential missteps by removing direct access to the nomination documents. You or a representative for your campaign may request these documents, and they will be emailed the following business day.