Keep the AZ legislature in check!
At PCDP we have many current petitions that still require signatures; these petitions cannot be signed online. Depending on the availability of these petitions, you may be able to circulate them yourself by signing them out from our front desk.
Sign a Petition
Please call the front desk (520) 326-3716 to let them know when you will be coming in if you would like to:
- sign a petition,
- circulate a petition, or
- distribute a petition to be circulated by others.
If you would like to keep track of all of the initiatives, referenda, constitutional amendments and recall efforts, you can check out the always-updating AZ Secretary of State’s list of filed applications:
What is an Initiative?
A process of collecting and verifying signatures that allows citizens to propose a new statute or constitutional amendment
Voters say “Hey we have an idea, let’s vote on THIS.”
The signature deadline for intiatives has passed, so we don’t have any petitions for them right now.
What is a Referendum?
A process of collecting and verifying signatures that allows citizens to refer a law that passed the legislature to the ballot for voters to decide whether to uphold or repeal the law; this process is available in 26 states, including Arizona.
Voters say “We’re not sure we like what you just passed Legislature. We want to vote on it!”
What is a Petition?
The physical, legal document used when collecting signatures for initiatives and referenda.
The paper on the clipboard. (Turns into boxes of papers!)
Who is a Circulator?
An individual who gathers signatures for a candidate, ballot initiative, or citizens’ referendum. Qualifications vary depending on the purpose of gathering signatures. Some petitions may require the circulator to “check in/out” when they pick up their materials.
The person holding the clipboard.
Support a 2022 ballot initiative that gives indigent Pima County residents facing detention or deportation access to a public defender (aka “universal representation”). If approved by voters, the initiative would establish the Office of Immigration Representation (to be funded by sliding scale fees and public and private funding), to protect due process and fundamental rights, fight poverty, and safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of our residents
At Stop Dark Money, we are supporting a ballot initiative that, if placed on the 2022 ballot and passed by Arizona voters, would require ALL major contributors to clearly identify themselves if they invest more than $5,000 in support of a campaign or a candidate.
The Predatory Debt Collection Protection Act is an initiative that will:
- Protect more assets from being sold to pay off medical debt collectors
- Ensures hard-working Arizonans keep more of their bank accounts and wages if they have medical debt
- Limits the outrageous interest rates that trap families in an unending cycle of medical debt
Political candidates who have filed to run for office must collect a certain number of valid signatures in order to be put on the ballot; the exact number of signatures depends on the office position.
- Candidate petitions do not need to be notarized or checked out to be circulated.
- Candidate petitions may collect online signatures.
The following Democratic candidates have made petitions available at our Headquarters. There are more candidates running for office than are listed below, these are just the ones who have distributed their petitions. If you would like PCDP to host your candidate’s nomination petitions, please contact Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Senate CD2
of Public Instruction
City of Tucson Council Ward 3
If you are circulating petitions, all signature sheets must be notarized when you turn them in.
PCDP offers free notary services on the following dates and times:
During Office Hours (Open at 10am, Close at 4pm)
Weekend Notary Services Available
Please contact Nathan Bacal at 520-668-9449
Are you a notary?
Pima County Dems are looking for volunteers to notarize petitions at the office.
Contact Miranda at email@example.com