Nomination Petition Challenges: Top 20 Signature Deficiencies To Spot

Candidate signatures are finally in, and you’ve probably thought about pulling your opponent’s petitions to see if he or she might be vulnerable to a legal challenge.  The decision whether to request those petitions is often based on the opponent’s signature margin; that is, the percentage cushion between the required signatures and number of signaturesRead moreRead more

Candidate Filing Wrap-Up: Who’s Safe and Who’s Vulnerable

The candidate filing deadline has passed in Arizona.  With a hat tip to The Yellow Sheet for being first to publish, here is the current list of federal, statewide, and legislative candidates as of 4:30 p.m. on April 7th. For the Legislature, the most vulnerable candidate might be Ronnie Maestas-Condos with a mere 20 signatureRead moreRead more

UPDATED: 10 Tips for Candidates as the Nomination Petition Filing Deadline Approaches

The April 6, 2020 deadline is fast approaching for candidates to file their nomination petition signatures. The petition filing deadline is statutory and cannot be moved by the filing office. If you were counting on the Arizona Legislature moving the filing deadline in light of the COVID-19 crisis, or relaxing the required number of signatures,Read moreRead more

2020 Candidate Signature Thresholds Posted

The Secretary of State yesterday posted the minimum nomination petition signature thresholds for federal, statewide, and legislative candidates:                                

3 Things to Watch Ahead of Today’s Presidential Filing Deadline

The deadline to file as a presidential candidate in Arizona is today. Here are 3 things to watch as the 5 p.m. deadline approaches.

GRRC Tackles Key Clean Elections Regulation Today

Today the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) will consider whether the Citizen’s Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) has sufficiently curtailed its regulations in reaction to Proposition 306 passed by voters last year. If the preliminary sessions leading up to today’s vote are any indication, there will continue to be disagreement over CCEC’s role in campaign finance.