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Signature requirements set for 2012 congressional candidate petitions

Our office has released the 2012 signature requirements for congressional candidates.

Signature requirements, established by a formula set in state statute, are based upon state and local voter registration figures as of March 1, 2012. Nomination petitions for federal, statewide and legislative candidates must be submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office. The office is located on the 7th floor of the Executive Tower at the state Capitol, 1700 W. Washington Street in Phoenix.

The first day that candidates may file petitions is April 30. The last day for candidates to file is May 30.

Note: Please see the attached requirements for valid signatures that must be collected and submitted by candidates hoping to qualify for the 2012 ballot in Arizona. Legislative district signature requirements will be available shortly after the Department of Justice approves maps submitted by the Independent Redistricting Commission.

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 Arizona’s number of registered voters has risen to 3,151,615.  An increase of 17,381 since the last report in February.

 Of the state’s 3.1 million voters, 1,134,094 are Republicans, 952,907 are Democrats and 1,037,007 have either registered with independent parties or not designated a party preference.

 Libertarians make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration with 22,530, while 4,929 voters are currently registered as members of the Green Party.  Additionally, the Americans Elect Party has enrolled 148 voters since joining the state’s other recognized political parties last year.

 It’s an encouraging sign when we see an uptick in voter registration.  Important choices lie ahead and we urge voters to participate in the process during the next seven months of the election cycle.

 The latest voter registration figures compiled by county, congressional district and legislative district are available on the Secretary of State’s website, or by calling 1-877-THE-VOTE.

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