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2012 EVENT DATE
Presidential Preference Election1 February 28, 2012
  Registration closes January 30, 2012 at midnight
Primary Election August 28, 2012
  Registration closes July 30, 2012 at midnight
General Election November 6, 2012
  Registration closes October 9, 2012 at midnight **
Presidential Preference Election Partisan Candidate Filing  
  First day to file: December 20, 2011
  Last day to file: January 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Early Voting Begins  
  Presidential Preference Election February 2, 2012
  Primary Election August 2, 2012
  General Election October 11, 2012
Candidate Nomination Petitions 2  
Partisan  
  First day to file: April 30, 2012
  Last day to file: May 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
“Nomination Other Than By Primary” or “Independent”  
  First day to file: April 30, 2012
  Last day to file: May 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Presidential Elector Nomination Petitions  
“Nomination Other Than By Primary” or “Independent”  
  First day to file: August 8, 2012
  Last day to file: September 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
New Party Petitions—Presidential Preference Elections Qualifications  
  Number of signatures required: 23,041
  Last day to submit to County Recorder for signature verification: November 5, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
  First day to file verified petition signatures with Secretary of State: November 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
  Last day to file verified petition signatures with Secretary of State: December 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
New Party Petitions—General Election Qualifications  
  Number of signatures required: 23,041
  Last day to submit to County Recorder/Secretary of State for verification: March 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Write-In Candidates  
  Primary Election - Last day to file July 19, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
  General Election - Last day to file September 27, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Justices and Judges  
  First day to file for retention August 8, 2012
  Last day to file for retention September 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Constitutional & Initiative Petitions  
  Last day to file petitions: July 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
  Signatures required for Initiative measures 172,809
  Signatures required for Constitutional Amendments 259,213
  Signatures required for Referendum Petitions 86,405
Arguments For or Against Ballot Measures  
  Last day to file: July 11, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Official Canvass of Election Results  
  Presidential Preference Election March 12, 2012
  Primary Election September 10, 2012
  General Election   December 3, 2012

* These dates are subject to change by law and are current as of the revision date below.
** October 8th is the 29th day before the election. As October 8th is Columbus Day, the deadline to register to vote will be on October 9th.
1 Pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-241(B), the Governor may issue a proclamation that the presidential preference election may be held on an earlier date.
2 Nomination Petition signature requirements will be available after March 1, 2012.





Campaign Finance Reporting Dates for 2011 Special Recall Election
1.2.
Pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 16-913(B), (C) and 16-916(D)

NAME OF REPORT

TIME PERIOD COVERED IN REPORT

REPORT DUE BETWEEN

Pre-Recall Election Report Date Committee Filed Statement of Organization through Oct. 19, 2011 Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, 2011
Post-Recall Election Report Oct. 20, 2011 through Nov. 28, 2011 Nov. 29, 2011 and Dec. 8, 2011

Campaign Finance Reporting Dates 1.2.3.
2011-2012
updated REVISED (correction) July 9, 2012 (H.B. 2779)
updated
Pursuant to A.R.S.§§ 16-913(B),(C), 16-916(D) and 16-916.01

NAME OF REPORT

TIME PERIOD COVERED IN REPORT

REPORT DUE BETWEEN

January 31 report

Nov. 23, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2011

Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2012

June 30 report

Jan. 1, 2012 through May 31, 2012

June 1 and July 2, 2012

Pre-Primary report

June 1, 2012 through Aug. 16, 2012

Aug. 17 and Aug. 24, 2012

Post-Primary report

Aug. 17, 2012 through Sept. 17, 2012

Sept. 18 and Sept. 27, 2012

Pre-General report

Sept. 18, 2012 through Oct. 25, 2012

Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2012

Post-General report

Oct. 26, 2012 through Nov. 26, 2012

Nov. 27 and Dec. 6, 2012

1. 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.

2. 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. This table has been revised pursuant to H.B.2779 and precleared by the Department of Justice on July 3, 2012. The Pre-Primary and Pre-General campaign finance reporting dates have been adjusted. A.R.S.§16-913(B)(2).

Office Revisions
5/23/2012 ~ General Election registration deadline modified
7/9/2012 ~ Revision pursuant to H.B. 2779