Citizens Clean Elections Commission

Citizens Clean 
Elections Commission

Your Guide to Arizona’s Political Process

AZ Clean Elections

IMPORTANT DATES

Important election dates are listed below and are also available on our Calendar page.

November 8, 2016 General Election (Presidential Election)

  • Last day to file constitution and initiative petitions:  July 7, 2016
  • Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measures:  July 13, 2016
  • Voter Registration Deadline:  October 10, 2016
  • Early Voting Begins:  October 12, 2016
  • Click here for more information on the November 8, 2016, General Election.

Important Dates for Candidates

  • Qualifying Period Begins:  August 1, 2015
  • First Day to File as a Candidate in the Presidential Preference Election:  November 13, 2015
  • Last Day to File as a Candidate in the Presidential Preference Election:  December 14, 2015
  • First Day to File Candidate Nomination Petitions:  May 2, 2016
  • Last Day to File Candidate Nomination Petitions:  June 1, 2016
  • Last Day to File as a Write-In Candidate for the Primary Election:  July 21, 2016
  • End of Qualifying Period:  August 23, 2016
  • Deadline to Submit $5 Qualifying Contributions:  August 30, 2016
  • Last Day to File as a Write-In Candidate for the General Election:  September 29, 2016

Campaign Finance Reporting Dates

Time Period Covered in ReportReport Due Between
January 31
Nov. 25, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2015
Jan. 1, 2016 - Feb. 1, 2016
June 30
Jan. 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016
June 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Pre-Primary
June 1, 2016 - Aug. 18, 2016
Aug. 19, 2016 - Aug. 26, 2016
Post-Primary
Aug. 19, 2016 - Sept. 19, 2016
Sept. 20, 2016 - Sept. 29, 2016
Pre-General
Sept. 20, 2016 - Oct. 27, 2016
Oct. 28, 2016 - Nov. 4, 2016
Post-General
Oct. 28, 2016 - Nov. 28, 2016
Nov. 29, 2016 - Dec. 8, 2016

Additional Reporting for Participating Clean Elections Candidates

Application for Certification Report
Covering all campaign transactions to date. Only required if application is filed after filing the statement of organization.

Qualifying Contributions Report
Reporting all $5 qualifying contributions being submitted for verification.

Qualifying Period Recap Report
Covering all campaign transactions through Aug. 23, 2016. Any unspent early contributions must be sent to the Commission.

Primary Recap Report
Covering all campaign transactions through primary election day. Any unspent monies must be returned to the Commission within 5 days of the primary election. Aug. 24, 2016 - Aug. 30, 2016.

Campaign Finance Reporting Dates for Standing Committees

Time Period Covered in ReportReport Due Between
January 31
Jan. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014
Jan. 1, 2015 - Feb. 2, 2015
March Pre-Election
Jan. 1, 2015 - Feb. 26, 2015
Feb. 27, 2015 - March 6, 2015
March Post-Election
Feb. 27, 2015 - March 30, 2015
March 31, 2015 - April 9, 2015
May Pre-Election
March 31, 2015 - May 7, 2015
May 8, 2015 - May 15, 2015
May Post-Election
May 8, 2015 - June 8, 2015
June 9 , 2015 - June 18, 2015
Pre-Primary
June 9, 2015 - Aug. 13, 2015
Aug. 14, 2015 - Aug. 21, 2015
Post-Primary
Aug. 14, 2015 - Sept. 14, 2015
Sept. 15, 2015 - Sept. 24, 2015
Pre-General
Sept. 15, 2015 - Oct. 22, 2015
Oct. 23, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015
Post-General
Oct. 23, 2015 - Nov. 23, 2015
Nov. 24, 2015 - Dec. 3, 2015

REGISTER TO VOTE

New registrant? Moved? Changed your name? Want to change your party affiliation? You can register to vote in a matter of minutes online by clicking the Service Arizona button below (Arizona driver license or non-operating ID required). The deadline to register to vote for any election is 29 days prior. The General Election is November 8, 2016 and the deadline to register to vote is October 10, 2016 at midnight.

Or you may print a registration form below and mail to your County Recorder.

Download State Voter Registration Form*
Download Federal Voter Registration Form*

*What's the difference? The state voter registration form requires proof of citizenship so you may vote in federal, state and local elections. The federal voter registration form does not require proof of citizenship; however, you may only vote in federal elections (President, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives). The Service Arizona application utilizes the state form and citizenship is verified through your MVD record.

To register to vote in Arizona the following qualifications must be met:
  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are a resident of Arizona and the county listed on your registration 29 days prior to the election
  • You are 18 years of age or older on or before the day of the next regular General Election
  • You are able to write your name or make your mark (unless prevented by a disability)

You are not able to register to vote in Arizona if:
  • You have been adjudicated an incapacitated person
  • You have been convicted of a treason or a felony, unless you have had your civil rights restored

EARLY VOTING

Early voting starts 27 days prior to an election. To get your early ballot by mail,click here, select your county on the map, then click the “Request an early ballot” link.

PVote it, sign it, seal it, send it. And remember, if you use the early ballot, you do not need to show up at the polls on election day.
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