Arizona Secretary of State - Ken Bennett


 
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EVENT DATE
Presidential Preference Election 1 February 5, 2008
  Registration closes January 7, 2008 at midnight
Primary Election 2 September 2, 2008
  Registration closes August 4, 2008 at midnight
General Election November 4, 2008
  Registration closes October 6, 2008 at midnight
Presidential Preference Election Partisan Candidate Filing 1  
  First day to file: November 27, 2007
  Last day to file: December 17, 2007 at 5 p.m.
Early Voting Begins  
  Presidential Preference Election 3 January 10, 2008
  Primary Election 2 July 31, 2008
  General Election October 2, 2008
Candidate Nomination Petitions 4  
Partisan  
  First day to file: May 5, 2008
  Last day to file: June 4, 2008 at 5 p.m.
“Nomination Other Than By Primary” or “Independent”  
  First day to file: May 5, 2008
  Last day to file: June 4, 2008 at 5 p.m.
New Party Petitions—Presidential Preference Elections Qualifications 1  
  Number of signatures required: 20,449
  Last day to submit to County Recorder for signature verification: October 13, 2007 at 5 p.m.
  First day to file verified petition signatures with Secretary of State: October 23, 2007 at 5 p.m.
  Last day to file verified petition signatures with Secretary of State: November 22, 2007 at 5 p.m.
New Party Petitions—General Election Qualifications  
  Number of signatures required: 20,449
  Last day to submit to County Recorder for signature verification: March 6, 2008 at 5 p.m.
  Last day to file verified petition signatures with Secretary of State: April 15, 2008 at 5 p.m.
Write-In Candidates  
  Primary Election - Last day to file July 24, 2008 at 5 p.m.
  General Election - Last day to file September 25, 2008 at 5 p.m.
Justices and Judges  
  First day to file for retention August 6, 2008
  Last day to file for retention September 5, 2008 at 5 p.m.
Constitutional & Initiative Petitions  
  Last day to file petitions: July 3, 2008 at 5 p.m.
  Signatures required for Initiative measures 153,365
  Signatures required for Constitutional Amendments 230,047
  Signatures required for Referendum Petitions 76,682
Arguments For or Against Ballot Measures  
  Last day to file: 5 July 11, 2008 at 5 p.m. 5
Official Canvass of Election Results  
  Presidential Preference Election 1 February 15, 2008
  Primary Election September 15, 2008
  General Election   December 1, 2008

1 Pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-241(B) on August 21, 2007, the Governor issued a proclamation moving the Presidential Preference Election to Tuesday, February 5, 2008

2
In 2007, the Arizona Legislature moved the 2008 primary election from September 9, 2008, to September 2, 2008. See Ariz. Sess. Laws 2007, Ch. 168.

3 In 2007, the Arizona Legislature moved the beginning of the Presidential Preference Election early voting period from 15 days to 26 days before the election. See Ariz. Sess. Laws 2007, Ch. 168.

4 Nomination Petition signature requirements will be available after March 1, 2008

5 In 2008, the Arizona Legislature moved the argument filing deadline to July 11, 2008. See Ariz. Sess. Laws 2008, Ch. 244. This law must be precleared by the U.S. Department of Justice in accordance with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act before it can become effective.


Campaign Finance Reporting Dates 5
Pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 16-913(B), (C) and 16-916(D)

NAME OF REPORT

TIME PERIOD COVERED IN REPORT

REPORT DUE BETWEEN

January 31 report

Nov 28, 2006 through Dec 31, 2007

Jan 1 and Jan 31, 2008

June 30 report

Jan 1, 2008 through May 31, 2008

June 1 and June 30, 2008

Pre-Primary report

June 1, 2008 through Aug 13, 2008

Aug 14 and Aug 21, 2008

Post-Primary report

Aug 14, 2008 through Sept 22, 2008

Sept 23 , and Oct 2, 2008

Pre-General report

Sept 23, 2008 through Oct 15, 2008

Oct 16 and Oct 23, 2008

Post-General report

Oct 16, 2008 through Nov 24, 2008

Nov 25 and Dec 4, 2008

5 This table does not include additional filing deadlines provided for by the Citizens Clean Elections Act. Please see Title 16, Chapter 6, Article 2, available from the Secretary of State’s Office and materials provided by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
This table does not include additional filing deadlines in effect for standing political committees as required by A.R.S.§16-913(K). Please visit www.azsos.gov or call 602-542-8683 for specialized table.

Office Revision 05/30/2007

* These dates are subject to change by law and are current as of the revision date above.