Creating a Political Party
Under Arizona law, a new political party may become eligible for recognition and be represented by an official party ballot at the next ensuing regular primary election upon filing the requisite number of petition signatures with the Secretary of State by the statutory deadline that occurs every odd-numbered year. New political parties are entitled to representation on the official ballot through the next two regularly scheduled general elections for federal office.
How to Create a New Statewide Political Party
Register a campaign finance committee and submit a Statement of Organization via Beacon
- Circulate petitions to collect the required number of signatures
- Submit petitions along with the affidavit of 10 qualified electors to the SOS
- SOS verifies signatures
Signature Requirements for New Party Recognition
In order to be recognized for Federal, Statewide, and Legislative races in the 2024 Primary and General Elections, an aspiring political party must submit to the Secretary of State a minimum of 34,127 valid signatures. For further guidance on the creation of a New Party, refer to Chapter 15 of the Elections Procedures Manual.
Appointments are required for new party petition filings. Email [email protected] to request an appointment a minimum of two weeks in advance of your preferred date. We recommend reaching out at least one week in advance to meet with our office to discuss the New Party Petition Filing process. More information regarding the deadline for the 2024 cycle will be posted in early 2023. Deadline to file for a new Political Party for the 2024 election is 11/30/2023.
Please contact your County Recorder's Office if you wish to apply for county-level recognition.
New Party Petitions Filed
Three petitions were filed to form a New Political Party for the 2024 Election Cycle. Parties that are certified in 2024 are recognized for two General Election Cycles. The No Labels Party and the Arizona Green Party retain certification through 2026 at which time they will be reviewed for continued representation.
No Party Labels
Estimated Signatures: 56,695
Valid for Sampling: 56,387
Deadline: March 6, 2023
Certified March 7, 2023
Patriot Party of AZ
Estimated Signatures: 37,273
Estimated Signatures: 37,227
Denied Certification due to lack of qualified signatures on 11/20/2023
Arizona Green Party
Filing Date Scheduled
11/28/2023 2:00 pm
Certified December 21, 2023