Arizona Secretary of State - Ken Bennett


 
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EVENT DATE
Primary Election 3 August 24, 2010
  Registration closes July 26, 2010 at midnight
General Election November 2, 2010
  Registration closes October 4, 2010 at midnight
Early Voting Begins  
  Primary Election July 29, 2010
  General Election October 7, 2010
Candidate Nomination Petitions 1  
Partisan  
  First day to file: April 26, 2010
  Last day to file: May 26, 2010 at 5 p.m.
“Nomination Other Than By Primary” or “Independent”  
  First day to file: April 26, 2010
  Last day to file: May 26, 2010 at 5 p.m.
Write-In Candidates  
  Primary Election - Last day to file July 15, 2010 at 5 p.m.
  General Election - Last day to file September 23, 2010 at 5 p.m.
Justices and Judges  
  First day to file for retention August 4, 2010
  Last day to file for retention September 3, 2010 at 5 p.m.
New Party Petitions—General Election Qualifications  
  Number of signatures required: 20,449
  Last day to submit to County Recorder for signature verification: February 25, 2010 at 5 p.m.
  Last day to file verified petition signatures with Secretary of State: April 6, 2010 at 5 p.m.
Constitutional & Initiative Petitions  
  Last day to file petitions: July 1, 2010 at 5 p.m.
  Signatures required for Initiative measures 153,365
  Signatures required for Constitutional Amendments 230,047
  Signatures required for Referendum Petitions 76,682
Arguments For or Against Ballot Measures 4  
  Last day to file: July 7, 2010 at 5 p.m.
Official Canvass of Election Results  
  Primary Election September 7, 2010
  General Election   November 29, 2010

Campaign Finance Reporting Dates 1 2 3
Pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 16-913(B), (C) and 16-916(D)

NAME OF REPORT

TIME PERIOD COVERED IN REPORT

REPORT DUE BETWEEN

January 31 report

Nov 25, 2008 through Dec 31, 2009

Jan 1 and Feb 1, 2010

June 30 report

Jan 1, 2010 through May 31, 2010

June 1 and June 30, 2010

Pre-Primary report

June 1, 2010 through Aug 4, 2010

Aug 5 and Aug 12, 2010

Post-Primary report

Aug 5, 2010 through Sept 13, 2010

Sept 14 and Sept 23, 2010

Pre-General report

Sept 14, 2010 through Oct 13, 2010

Oct 14 and Oct 21, 2010

Post-General report

Oct 14, 2010 through Nov 22, 2010

Nov 23 and Dec 2, 2010

1 Nomination petition signature requirements will be available after March 1, 2010.

2 This table does not include additional filing deadlines provided for by the Citizens Clean Elections Act. Please see Title 16, Chapter 6, Article 2, available from the Secretary of State’s Office and materials provided by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
This table does not include additional filing deadlines in effect for standing political committees as required by A.R.S.§16-913(K). Please visit www.azsos.gov or call 602-542-8683 for specialized table.

3 In 2009, the Arizona Legislature moved the 2010 primary election from August 31, 2010 to August 24, 2010. See Ariz. Sess. Laws 2009, Ch. 149.

4 In 2010, the Arizona Legislature moved the 2010 argument filing deadline from July 2, 2010 to July 7, 2010. See Ariz. Sess. Laws 2010, Ch. 2. This law must be precleared by the U.S. Department of Justice in accordance with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act before it can become effective.

Office Revision 3/17/2010

* These dates are subject to change by law and are current as of the revision date above.