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 

  • Request a candidate packet
  • You may also contact the Graham County Elections Office (928) 792-5037 located in the Board of Supervisors Office at Graham County General Services Building, 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
2019 4th Quarter Report
October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
January 1, 2020 to January 15, 2020
2020 1st Quarter Report
January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020
April 1, 2020 to April 15, 2020
2020 May Pre-Election Report
April 1, 2020 to May 2, 2020
May 3, 2020 to May 11, 2020
2020 2nd Quarter Report:
May 3, 2020 to June 30, 2020
July 1, 2020 to July 15, 2020
2020 July Pre-Election Report
July 1, 2020 to July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 to July, 2020
2020 3rd Quarter Report
July 19, 2020 to September 30, 2020
October 1, 2020 to October 15, 2020
2020 October Pre-Election Report
October 1, 2020 to October 17, 2020
October 18, 2020 to October 26, 2020
2020 4th Quarter Report
October 18, 2020 to December 31, 2020
January 1, 2021 to January 15, 2021

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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