Secretary Reagan announces online candidate filing system

Filing period opens May 2

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
April 28, 2016

Contact:

Matt Roberts, Director of Communications 
Phone: (602) 542-2228
mroberts@azsos.gov
@MattFlackAZ

Phoenix - Secretary Michele Reagan’s work to transition the office from paper to pixels continues with the launch of a newly developed candidate filing system.  Beginning May 2, 2016 the Secretary of State’s office will implement 21st century methods for candidates who want to run for state or legislative office.

One of the first of its kind, candidates for public office can file their political committees, nomination paperwork and financial disclosure statements with the Secretary of State’s office online.  Candidates have the opportunity to provide contact information, web address, a picture and biography.

“We’re really excited to provide this innovative system that allows people to file and run for office without having to come to our office in person,” said Secretary Reagan.  “From day one we’ve tried to make the Department of State more accessible to all Arizonans, not just those in the Phoenix metro area.  The implementation of this system marks off another item on our to-do list!”

The candidate filing period runs from Monday, May 2, to Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  The Primary Election will be Tuesday, August 30 with early voting beginning August 3.  The voter registration deadline to participate in the Primary is August 1. All registered voters, including those not registered with a party, widely known as independent voters, are eligible to cast a vote.

For more information about running for office and/or upcoming elections, visit www.azsos.gov/elections.