2020 Official Candidates
A list of candidates who have filed their nomination paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office and have been certified for the 2020 general election ballot and candidates who have qualified as write-in candidates is available here:
2020 General Election Candidates
Candidates who have submitted nomination petitions may voluntarily withdraw their candidacy pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-343.
The following candidates submitted notarized statements of voluntary withdrawal to the Secretary of State's Office:
- Reisselman, Ryan - US House of Representatives, District 8 (Write-In Candidate)
- Snyder, Gary - Arizona State Senate, District 4 (Write-In Candidate)
Through the Candidate Portal, federal, statewide and legislative candidates can accomplish many of their filing needs in one website. If seeking public funding, a statewide or legislative candidate may collect $5 qualifying contributions through the portal and file nearly all the documents necessary to receive public funding.
Candidates may also use the portal to promote their campaign by creating a public profile. Once you upload contact information, a photo, social media and website links, and a brief biography, we will publish your candidate on our website and be ready to display your name and photo on the Election Night Results page.
Candidates who wish to run for office in the 2022 Election Cycle will be able to set up their Candidate Portal accounts after the 2020 General Election on November 3, 2020.
Important Filings Once in Office
Annual Financial Disclosure Statement
If you were a public officer at any time during a calendar year (even for a day), you must file an annual Financial Disclosure Statement between January 1 and January 31 of the following calendar year. If you are newly appointed to fill a vacancy in office, you must file a Financial Disclosure Statement within 60 days of the date you take office.
This requirement is separate from and in addition to the financial disclosure statement filed with your nomination petitions and nomination paper when running for office.
View previously filed Financial Disclosure Statements
Campaign Finance Reporting
Statewide and legislative candidates must file campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State's Office. Campaign finance reports must be filed after each applicable reporting period until committee termination.
Running for Local Office
Candidates seeking election for county or municipal office will file nomination petitions with the appropriate county or municipality. It is your responsibility to verify the correct form utilized in the jurisdiction in which you are seeking nomination.
All questions about running for local office, including precinct committeemen, should be directed towards the appropriate county, city or town elections office.
County Elections Contact Information