Steps to Become Elected

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PLEASE NOTE … In Maricopa County there were some precincts that were redrawn creating some people to be moved into a new Precinct. With this change some precincts also changed names. PLEASE CHECK THIS PRIOR TO COMPLETING YOUR PETITION and NOMINATION QUALIFICATION PAPER.


Precinct committeemen are ELECTED in each primary election and serve a two-year term. The next election is August 28, 2018 but many precincts are NOT full and you can become an appointed PC. PCs will not be appointed after May 7, 2018 due to elections taking place in August.

Elected PCs vote on the district, county, and state party leadership as well as the party platform.

Becoming an elected PC isn’t difficult; most PCs who run are elected. If you are a registered Republican, you’re qualified to be a Republican PC. Like a candidate for any other elected office, there are signatures to gather and paperwork to file. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process.

Instructions below are for the 2018 election: 

Step 1

  • Find your district and precinct.
  • Verify that you’re registered as a Republican at your current home address.

Step 2

  • Download and complete the Nomination Paper Declaration of Qualification. This will need to be submitted along with your completed petition sheet.

Step 3

  • Download and complete the signature petition form, and obtain signatures from registered Republicans who live in your precinct. When printing your petition, print on 8.5×11, double-sided. Do not print individual sheets they must be printed on front and back.
  • How many signatures do you need? The number for this office is typically only 10-15 signatures depending on your precinct. To know exactly the number needed, you can download this list, find your legislative district and then precinct. Note the number of signatures you will need listed under “Signatures Required”. 
  • Not sure how to fill out your petition? Here’s a Sample Petition in case you need help filling it out. 

Step 4

  • File your completed affidavit of qualification and signature petition form with signatures. You can mail or hand-deliver them to any branch of the County Recorder’s Office. Note: You do NOT have to turn this paperwork into the Chairman of your district. You can personally mail it or hand-deliver it to the County Recorder’s office. Just make sure the Recorder’s office receives it by 5pm on May 30, 2018.
  • You can begin to file PC paperwork on April 30, 2018. Completed forms must be must be received by 5:00pm on May 30, 2018 (postmarked does not count).
  • You can mail your PC paperwork to: Maricopa County Elections Dept. ATTN: Kristi/Berta 111 S. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003 Again, please note that if you decide to mail it, it must be received by 5pm on deadline date – May 30, 2018…postmarks do NOT count.


After the write-in deadline which will be announced after May 30th submission deadline, the County Recorder’s Office will publish a list of candidates. Verify that your name is on the list.

Step 6

As of August 28, if there are more available positions than candidates, your name will not appear on the ballot, but you will be elected. If there are more candidates than available positions, your name will appear on the ballot.