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. 

​Filed Statements of Interest

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



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.