PHOENIX – The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office released today a guide for candidates who intend to run for president of the United States.
An eligible presidential candidate must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S., be at least 35-years-old and a resident of the U.S. for 14 years.
The guide provides information on:
- Candidate filing requirements
- Deadlines to be included on the March 2020 ballot
- Seeking nomination as an “Independent” candidate to appear on the November 2020 general election ballot
- Running as a write-in candidate in the general election
“This handbook is intended to make candidate information as accessible as possible,” Secretary Katie Hobbs said. “We urge candidates to become familiar with important deadlines and reach out if they have any questions.”
Candidates can contact the Secretary of State’s Office by calling 602-542-8683 or 1-800-THE-VOTE (843-8683). The candidate filing period for the PPE ballot is Nov. 8, 2019 through Dec. 9, 2019.
During the PPE, voters will decide which candidate they would like to appear on the general election ballot. To participate in the PPE, a voter must be a registered member of a recognized and participating political party. The winning PPE party candidate will then be determined at the party national conventions. The PPE is on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.