information for Maricopa County Candidates & Political Action Committees

Running For Office

If you are a candidate looking to run for office in Maricopa County, a Political Action Committee supporting or opposing county, school or special district ballot measures, this page will provide you with the information, resources needed to participate in elections. Our front counter is open by appointment only. Residents who need to return forms to the Elections Department can contact us to make an appointment.

Frequently Asked Candidate Questions

Candidate Filing Checklist


While signatures and nominations forms are required for all candidates, the number and content is unique to each office. State law outlines the filing periods and deadlines for each election. Original Nomination Papers and Nomination Petitions must be filed. Download the checklist below to make sure you have everything you need to officially submit your candidacy. 

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Primary Election Filing Deadlines

All candidate filing deadlines are at 5 p.m.

Original Nomination Papers and Nomination Petitions must be filed to officially submit your candidacy. Find 2022 Primary Election signature requirements here.

March 5 -April 4


Partisan Candidate Petition Filing Window

April 5-18


10-Day Challenge Period

April 18


Precinct Committeemen Write-In Candidate Deadline

June 23


Write-In Candidate Deadline for All Other Offices

August 2


Primary Election Day

General Election Filing Deadlines

All candidate filing deadlines are at 5 p.m.

Original Nomination Papers and Nomination Petitions must be filed to officially submit your candidacy. Find 2022 General Election signature requirements here.

June 11-July 11


Non-Partisan Candidate Petition Filing Window

July 12-25


10-Day Challenge Period

July 25


School & Special District Board Write-In Candidate Deadline

Sept. 29


Write-In Candidate Deadline for All Other Offices

Aug. 10-Sept. 9


Superior Court Judges Filing Window

Nov. 8


General Election Day

 

Political Action Committees

If you are a special interest group supporting or opposing a county, school or a special district ballot measures, recall election, or make independent expenditures in Maricopa County, begin here.

Precinct Committeemen


Any member of a recognized political party who is a registered voter in the precinct is eligible to seek the office of precinct committeeman of that party in that precinct.

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Precinct Committeemen Information