Candidate Filing Information

Qualifications

  • Each candidate or committee that intends to accept contributions or make expenditures of more than $1,200, in any combination of the two, shall file a Statement of Organization with the filling officer at the Graham County Election Office within 10 days of meeting this threshold
  • Candidates for office must circulate petitions and gather the required number of signatures to have their name placed on the ballot
  • On or before the filing deadline the candidate must file a Nomination Paper, petitions, and Financial Disclosure Statement with the filing officer
  • Candidate for precinct committeeman, fire districts, hospital district and community college file with the County Elections Office
  • School District candidates file with the County School Superintendent
  • Candidates for city / town offices with the City / Town Clerk's Office
  • All campaign committees must file Campaign Finance Reports in accordance with established Campaign Finance Report filing deadlines until they terminate their campaign

Candidate Packets

Candidate packets are also available at the Graham County Elections Office located in the Board of Supervisors Office at (Graham County General Services Building) 921 W. Thatcher Blvd., Safford AZ  85546.

Note:  These forms are fillable.  Once completed you may use any of the three options listed below:

  • Submit electronically.  Once you print your form add your signature and then save the form to your computer.  You can then send the file as an attachment.
  • Print and drop off at the following location:
    • Graham County Election Office located in the Graham County General Services Building in the Board of Supervisors Office.
      921 W. Thatcher Boulevard
      Safford AZ  85546
  • Print and mail to:
    • Graham County Election Office, 921 W. Thatcher Blvd., Safford AZ  85546

All forms must be received by the Election Office by the filing deadline.  Please contact our Election Office if you have any questions at 928-792-5037.

Class 2 Misdemeanor for any person:

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

After meeting the $1,200 threshold and filing a Statement of Organization, all candidate / campaign committees must file Campaign Finance Reports in accordance with established Campaign Finance Report filing deadlines until they terminate their campaign.

Campaign Finance can be very complex and complicated. Please read the Secretary of State's Campaign Finance Candidate Guide carefully and seek counsel if you need additional help.

Campaign Finance Filing Dates

*NOTE: Effective April 15, 2018 reporting deadline extended to next business day. See A.R.S. 1-243 (A) and 1-303.
Name of the Report
Time Period Covered in Report
Report Due Between
2016 4th Quarter Report
October 28, 2016 to December 31, 2016
January 1, 2017 to January 15, 2017
2017 Annual Report
January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
January 1, 2018 to January 15, 2018
2017 Annual Report
January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018
April 1, 2018 to April 15, 2018
2018 2nd Quarter Report:
April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018
July 1, 2018 to July 16, 2018*
2018 Pre-Primary Report
July 1, 2018 to August 11, 2018
August 12, 2018 to August 20, 2018*
2018 3rd Quarter Report
August 12, 2018 to September 30, 2018
October 1, 2018 to October 15, 2018
2018 Pre-General Report
October 1, 2018 to October 20, 2018
October 21, 2018 to October 29, 2018*
2018 4th Quarter Report
October 21, 2018 to December 31, 2018
January 1, 2019 to January 15, 2019

For those candidates that receive and / or spend a combined total over $1,200.
Pursuant to A.R.S. 16-927
Failure to file penalties: A.R.S. 16-937

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