Elections Director:
Melinda Meek
Melinda Meek
(520) 375-7808
mmeek@santacruzcountyaz.gov

Assistant to Elections Director:
Jeannette Martinez

2012 CANDIDATE NOMINATION
PETITION FILING DATES

Presidential Preference Election February 28, 2012
New Party Petitions – Presidential Preference
Election Qualification
Number of signatures required 23,041
Last day to submit to County Recorder for
signature verification:
November 5, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
First day to file verified petition signatures with
Secretary of State
November 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Last day to file verified petition signatures with
Secretary of State
December 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Partisan Candidate Filing
First day to file: December 20, 2011
Last day to file: January 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Voter Registration closes January 30, 2012 at midnight
Early Voting Begins February 2, 2012
Official Canvass of Presidential Preference March 12, 2012

 

Primary Election August 28, 2012
Candidate Nomination Petitions - Partisan
First day to file: April 30, 2012
Last day to file: May 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Write-in Candidates
Must file not later than:
July 19, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Voter Registration closes July 30, 2012 at midnight
Early Voting Begins August 2, 2012
Official Canvass of Primary Election September 10, 2012

 

General Election November 6, 2012
New Party Petitions - General Election
Qualifications
Number of signatures required: 23,041
Last day to submit to County Recorder for
signature verification:
March 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Last day to file verified petition signatures with
Secretary of State:
April 10, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Candidate Nomination Petitions - “Nomination
Other Than By Primary” “Independent”
First day to file: April 30, 2012
Last day to file: May 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Constitutional & Initiative Petitions
Last day to file petitions: July 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Signatures required for:
Initiative Measures: 172, 809
Constitutional Amendments: 259, 213
Referendum Petitions: 86, 405
Arguments For or Against Ballot Measures July 11, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Presidential Elector Nomination Petitions -
“Nomination Other Than By Primary”
“Independent”
First day to file: August 8, 2012
Last day to file: September 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Justices and Judges
First day to file for retention August 8, 2012
Last day to file for retention September 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Write-in Candidates
Must file not later than:

September 27, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Voter Registration closes October 8, 2012 at midnight
Early Voting Begins October 11, 2012
Official Canvass of General Election December 3, 2012


*If you are interested in running for the School District Governing Board please contact the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent's Office at (520) 375-7940 for election information.