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Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 16 Elections and Electors - Section 16-242 Qualifications for ballot; nomination paper

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16-242. Qualifications for ballot; nomination paper

A. A person seeking nomination as a candidate for the office of president of the United States shall sign and cause to be filed with the secretary of state a nomination paper that contains the following information:

1. The name, residence address and mailing address of the candidate.

2. The name of the recognized political party from which the person seeks nomination.

3. The name and address of the chairman of the candidate's state committee.

4. The exact manner for printing the candidate's name on the presidential preference ballot pursuant to section 16-311.

B. The nomination paper shall be filed not less than ninety days nor more than one hundred twenty days before the presidential preference election and not later than 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing.

C. A candidate for the office of president of the United States shall file with the secretary of state nomination petitions signed by one thousand qualified electors who are qualified to vote for the candidate whose nomination petition they are signing for that election or, for recognized parties with fewer than fifty thousand registered voters, nomination petitions signed by one thousand qualified electors of any political party affiliation who, at the time they sign, are registered voters.

D. Nomination petitions shall conform to the requirements of section 16-314.

E. In lieu of the petition requirements of this section, a candidate may qualify to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot of the candidate's political party by filing with the secretary of state no later than the last Tuesday in January preceding a presidential preference primary, a notice of candidacy signed by the candidate and either of the following:

1. A certification by the federal election commission that, by the filing deadline, the candidate has qualified for matching federal campaign funds.

2. Evidence that by the filing deadline the candidate's name is qualified to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot of the candidate's political party in at least twenty other states.

F. Within seventy-two hours after the close of filing the secretary of state shall certify to the officer in charge of elections the names of the candidates who are qualified for the presidential preference election ballot.

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