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blackmountaindems.com welcomes you! Open to democrats, independents and the open-minded in North Valley, Arizona including Cave Creek, Carefree, Desert Hills, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix.

Politics: Info for the open-minded 

Cave Creek after the Storm
by
Asher T. S
inclaire 

"Democracy must not be a partisan issue.   It must be an American issue" Joe Biden

 

PETITION PRIMER

Two types of petitions will soon be circulating among voters. Arizona law regulates the practice of collecting signatures for petitions. Any person who is qualified to register to vote in Arizona and is 18 or older, may circulate petitions. Qualified voters must sign the petition in the presence of the person who is circulating the petition (the circulator must personally witness each collected signature). After collecting signatures on a petition sheet, the petition circulator must sign the affidavit on the back of the petition and, in the case of a statewide ballot measure petition, must make this sworn statement before a notary public. Paid circulators must register with the Secretary of State.

The two types of petitions are:

Initiative Petitions

These are petitions to change laws or propose new laws and to make amendments to the State Constitution. Before signatures may be collected, an application for a petition serial number, along with a one-hundred-word description and the complete title and text of the measure, must be filed with the Secretary of State on a prescribed form. An initiative petition must be filed 4 months prior to the date of the general election at which the measure is to be voted upon.

Candidate Nomination Petitions


There are two ways that voters can support getting a candidate on the ballot:

  1. Sign a petition in person that is being circulated by fellow Democrats or by others.

  2. Sign a petition on the E-Qual website

A candidate who wants to run for public office must collect a minimum number of signatures based on the office sought. Candidate nomination petition forms differ depending on whether the candidate is running for a partisan office, a nonpartisan office, or is running as an independent. A federal, statewide, or legislative candidate must obtain an authorized candidate nomination petition form by establishing a Candidate Portal account with the Secretary of State. Unlike ballot measure petitions, candidate nomination petition forms need not be notarized by the circulator.

In 2012, Arizona implemented the E-Qual electronic nominating petition-signing platform. With E-Qual, you can show your support for a candidate from anywhere internet access is available. 


Important Reminder: You can only sign for one candidate, except for multi-candidate offices (e.g., up to 2 for state representative, up to 3 for the 2024 AZ Corp. Comm).  This is not an actual electoral vote for the candidate but gets them on the August 2024 Primary ballot. Become familiar with all candidates before signing a petition.     

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 27, 2024, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N School House Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, USA
    Meet the 3 Democratic candidates for the MOST important Arizona Corporation Commission race. These candidates set utility rates and SO much more. Jonathan Hill, Ylenia Aguilar and Joshua Polacheck will join us. We will also have a representative for Dr. Laura Metcalfe, the MC Sup of Schools.
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  • May 18, 2024, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N School House Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, USA
    Meet the candidate for Maricopa County Recorder, Tim Stringham and Maricopa Cty Assessor, Greg Freeman. We will also be reviewing the Abortion Access Petition with our LD3 chair, Victoria Kauzlaurich.
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  • Jun 15, 2024, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N School House Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331, USA
    Meet candidates for Maricopy County Sheriff and Maricopy County Attorney.
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