Steps to Become Elected

 

**PLEASE NOTE the next election will take place in August of 2018. Once the new dates are posted by the AZSOS we will update dates to the below information. 

Precinct committeemen are ELECTED in each primary election and serve a two-year term. The next election isn’t until August 2018 but many precincts are NOT full and you can become an appointed PC.

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 affidavit of qualification. You will need to have this notarized by a notary. Notaries are available at banks and generally do not charge for this service.

Step 3

  • Download and complete the signature petition form, and obtain signatures from registered Republicans who live in your precinct.
  • 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 Find out here.
  • 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 (date to be added), 2018.
  • You can begin to file PC paperwork on (date to be announced), 2018. Completed forms must be must be received by 5:00pm on deadline (date to be added) (postmarked does not count) Here are election deadlines.
  • 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 (to be added)…postmarks do NOT count.

STEP 5

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

Step 6

If there are more available slots than candidates, your name will not appear on the ballot, but you will be elected. If there are more candidates than available slots, your name will appear on the ballot.