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

The New Candidate Filing Deadline Will Catch Campaigns By Surprise

In conjunction with moving up the primary election to August 4, 2020, the Legislature passed a bill also moving up the deadline for candidates to file their nomination petition signatures. This earlier deadline will affect all federal, statewide, legislative, and county candidates – and potentially city candidates, depending on local charter provisions. This will probablyRead moreRead more