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E-Qual Off to a Good Start

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In an effort to make the candidate nomination process more efficient and secure for voters and candidates, the Arizona Secretary of State’s office has officially launched E-Qual, an electronic petition and $5 qualifying contribution system.  The new online application allows candidates to collect up to 50 percent of their required signatures and $5 qualifying contributions.

In 2011, the state legislature established the pilot program enabling the collection of nominating petition signatures and Clean Elections qualifying contributions in a secure online environment.  After a voter’s identity is authenticated, E-Qual matches the voter with the candidates for which they are eligible to sign a nominating petition or make a $5 contribution.  Only statewide and legislative candidates are eligible for E-Qual.

Candidates and voters will find E-Qual is simple, secure and convenient. Over the past few years our office has taken steps to modernize many of our election processes.  With technological enhancements made to voter registration, ballot security and campaign finance, Arizonans have a system of elections that is consistent with today’s technologies.

Each day, Arizonans shop, pay their mortgage and do their banking online.  Developing a process that allows them to sign a candidate petition on their computer rather than outside the mall or grocery store will encourage more people to get involved with our electoral process.  While candidates still must continue the traditional way of circulating petitions, we anticipate E-Qual will facilitate participation in a positive and efficient manner.

Here is a list of the candidates who have chosen to participate as of March 19.

2012

HEATHER CARTER
State Representative – District 7

KATE BROPHY MCGEE
State Representative – District 11

Kelly J Townsend
State Representative – District 22

Rick Gray
State Representative – District 9

Matthew Cerra
State Representative – District 22

JEFF DIAL
State Representative – District 20

ROBERT “BOB” BURNS
Corporation Commissioner

MICHELE REAGAN
State Senator – District No. 8

Susan Bitter Smith
Corporation Commissioner

Daniel Patterson
State Representative – District 29

Warren Petersen
State Representative – District 22

Scott Michael Prior
State Senator – District No. 22

Karyn Lathan
State Representative – District 21

Marcia Busching
Corporation Commissioner

Bryan Kilgore, Sr.
State Representative – District 12

ANDREW Michael TOBIN
State Representative – District 1

Jeanette Dubreil
State Representative – District 4

Rick Murphy
State Senator – District No. 9

Andrea Dalessandro
State Representative – District 30

Reginald Bolding, Jr.
State Representative – District 16

Bob Stump
Corporation Commissioner

Martin J. Quezada
State Representative – District 13

Michelle B Ugenti
State Representative – District 8

Rosanna Gabaldon
State Representative – District 2

Jonathan Larkin
State Representative – District 10

EDWARD Z ABLESER
State Representative – District 17

John Fillmore
State Senator – District No. 23

Jo Holt
State Senator – District No. 26

OLIVIA CAJERO BEDFORD
State Senator – District No. 27

DEBBIE LESKO
State Representative – District 9

Karen Elizabeth Fann, Ms.
State Representative – District 1

JOHN MCCOMISH
State Senator – District No. 20

EDDIE FARNSWORTH
State Representative – District 22

BRENT FINE
State Representative – District 20

ANDY BIGGS
State Senator – District No. 12

WYATT BROOKS
State Representative – District 3

KELLI WARD
State Senator – District No. 3

Sandra Kennedy
Corporation Commissioner

Lorenzo Sierra, Jr.
State Representative – District 13

Paul Newman
Corporation Commissioner

Lori Klein
State Senator – District No. 6

Mark Holub Stonebraker
State Representative – District 25

GEORGE ARREDONDO, SR
State Representative – District 23

Phil Lovas
State Representative – District 4

Paul Boyer
State Representative – District 10

Thomas R Shope, Jr.
State Representative – District 23

J. D. Mesnard
State Representative – District 21

EMILY VERDUGO
State Representative – District 23

DORIS GOODALE
State Representative – District 3

ADAM DRIGGS
State Senator – District No. 11

LEAH LANDRUM
State Senator – District No. 16

AMANDA A REEVE
State Representative – District 28

John Christopher Ackerley
State Representative – District 30

DON SHOOTER
State Senator – District No. 24

John Kavanagh
State Representative – District 8

STEPHEN M PIERCE
State Senator – District No. 1

BOB ROBSON
State Representative – District 20

Douglas Kent Coleman
State Representative – District 22

David Alan Livingston
State Representative – District 4

Larry Chesley
State Representative – District 21

Justin Winters
State Representative – District 23

Jennifer Petersen
State Representative – District 8

Tom Nerini
State Representative – District 24

PATRICIA V FLEMING
State Senator – District No. 25

ERIC MEYER
State Representative – District 11

William M. Gates (aka Bill Gates)
State Senator – District No. 21

MACARIO SALDATE, IV
State Representative – District 27

Bill Maher
State Representative – District 22

ERNEST BUSTAMANTE
State Representative – District 23

Sarah Coleman
State Senator – District No. 16

DANIEL COLEMAN
State Representative – District 16

MARTIN SAMANIEGO
State Representative – District 12

G David DeLozier
State Representative – District 7

JEANNE Swarthout
State Representative – District 6

Ted Vogt
State Representative – District 30

ALBERT JORDAN
State Representative – District 29

Stefin Sun Hehman
Corporation Commissioner

Beth L Weisser
State Senator – District No. 3

Steve Farley
State Senator – District No. 28

TODD A CLODFELTER
State Senator – District No. 30

Robert Worsley
State Senator – District No. 19

Victoria Steele
State Representative – District 26

Victor Jett Contreras
State Senator – District No. 16

Darin Fisher
State Representative – District 18

Angela LeFevre
State Representative – District 1

2014

KEN BENNETT
Governor

JOHN HUPPENTHAL
Superintendent of Public Instruction

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