2014 Candidate Packets are available. Pick up a packet at any Elections office. MCTEC, Mesa and Downtown. Hours & Locations
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Candidates and Political Committees must file either a Statement of Organization or $500 Threshold Exemption Statement BEFORE making any expenditures, accepting any contributions, distributing campaign literature or CIRCULATING PETITIONS.
NEW - Candidates must file either a Statement of Organization or $500 Threshold Exemption Statement for BOTH the Primary Election and General Election. However, candidates that only appear on the General Election ballot do not need to file for the Primary Election.
It is unlawful for a candidate to start campaign activities before filing a Statement of Organization or a $500 Threshold Exemption Statement with the County Elections Department. State law requires that a new Statement of Organization or $500 Threshold Statement be filed before each election; even if the current committee from a previous candidacy is still open. Also, any change of committee information, such as new officers, must be reported to the filing officer within five business days. These changes are reported by filing an amended Statement of Organization. (A.R.S. 16-902.01 & 16-903).
Blank Political Committee Forms
For your convenience, these forms may be filled out online, saved to your personal computer, and then printed out for submission to the Elections Department. These forms may be used by Candidate Campaign Committees and Political Action Committees that are active in Maricopa County.
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