2022 Statements of Interest
Aspiring candidates for federal (except President), statewide, and legislative office in Arizona must file a Statement of Interest with the Arizona Secretary of State before the date of the first petition signature collected (A.R.S. § 16-311(H)).
A list of individuals who have filed a Statement of Interest with the Secretary of State's Office for the 2022 election cycle is available at each of the links below. Individuals seeking the nomination of a recognized political party appear on the "Partisan" list. Individuals who are not running as a member of a recognized party appear on the "Independent/Not Party Affiliated" list. Write-in candidates are not required to file a Statement of Interest.
2022 Partisan Statements of Interest
2022 Independent/Not Party Affiliated Statements of Interest
Decennial Redistricting for 2022 Election Cycle
Following the 2020 Census, an Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) will be convened to redraw the districts for all legislative and congressional seats in the state of Arizona (Ariz. Const. Art. IV, § 1). The commission is made up of five citizens, of which no more than two can be registered members of the same political party. The four partisan members are chosen by the respective party leaders of the Arizona State Senate and House of Representatives from a pool of applicants established by the commission on appellate court appointments. These four members then choose an applicant with no party affiliation to serve as chair of the commission.
According to Arizona's Constitution, the commission must be established by February 28, 2021 and is expected to conduct its business throughout the 2021 calendar year. Along with the redistricting process, it is possible that the number of congressional districts apportioned to Arizona will change prior to the 2022 elections based on the census count. The Secretary of State's Office expects that the new districts as drawn by the IRC will be finalized and approved in late 2021 or early 2022. Candidates should be aware that new districts will take effect immediately following their approval and will be utilized for the 2022 election cycle.
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
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