Keep the AZ legislature in check!
PCDP has petitions available to sign and circulate until 9/24.
This year, the Arizona legislature produced some truly horrific bills that threaten the integrity of our democracy. 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:
Let Someone Bring A Petition To You
sponsored by Indivisible and Strong in coordination with Arizona Deserves Better
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.
Which petitions do we have at Headquarters?
download a list with descriptions as a pdf
Referenda (available at PCDP until 9/24)
Sec 13 & 15
The veto referendum was designed to repeal Sections 13 and 15 of Senate Bill 1828 (SB 1828). Sections 13 and 15 were designed to reduce the state’s income tax brackets from four to two and further reduce the tax brackets to a flat rate when state revenue exceeds $12,976,300,000.
Reject the bill that caps the maximum tax rate at 4.5%. This cap would allow AZ’s wealthiest households to avoid the impact of the Prop 208 “Invest in Ed” tax approved by voters in 2020
This referendum would prevent wealthy households from avoiding the Prop 208 Invest in Ed tax (approved by voters in 2020) by reclassifying their income as small business income
Without a referendum, this bill will substantially change the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) by purging it periodically. Proposed changes include purges of voters who miss 2 elections.
Without a referendum, this bill will stop election officials from receiving private grants to help them run elections or register voters. This will disproportionately affect voters in rural areas who depend on these systems.
Sections 4, 5, 21, 25, and 33
SB1819 promotes a list of ten “ballot fraud countermeasures.”
- Allows bar and QR codes on ballors; those codes could violate the ballot secrecy guarantee of the Arizona Constitution.
- Gives an outside group access to the voter registration database
- limits Secretary of State’s authority to defend state election laws and gives authority to the Attorney General.
- Some limits only apply during the term of the current (Democratic) Secretary of State.
- It also requires Game and Fish to assist with voter registration.
- Spends $500,000 to investigate social media.
- Requires detailed monitoring of county voter registration efforts
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
9/20 UPDATE: Referendum petitions must be notarized and turned in to PCDP by 5pm on 9/24. Any Referendum petitions turned in after 9/24 must be overnight mailed to Phoenix. Contact our Director Miranda for more information.
If you are circulating petitions, all referendum signatures 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)
(Thursday 9/23 11am-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