SB1451 signed by Governor Ducey recently requires anyone seeking a political Office file a Candidate Statement of Interest prior to gathering signatures. This is regardless of Party affiliation.
if you are planning to run for any office, you must file the form with the navajo county elections department. you must file this form prior to obtaining any petition signatures. if you have already started gathering signatures, you must file this form immediately in order for those signatures to be grandfathered in. if you do not file the form, you risk candidate challenge in superior court which means signatures gathered prior to your filing may be excluded.
- this form must be filed even if you filed a candidate committee.
- this form may be filed electronically. it doesn’t need to be filed in person.
- this information will be made available to the public.
- candidates for special or school districts do file this form.
- if you are running for a city/town office contact the clerk in that jurisdiction.