Arizona Governor

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

May 02, 2022 - Jun 01, 2022


The Governor of Arizona is the head of the executive branch of government and the highest state office in Arizona. The governor serves a four year term and is limited to serving two consecutive terms in office. The governor's main duties are to enforce state laws, submit state budgets to the Arizona legislature, leading the state's National Guard, selecting people to serve as political appointees, and approving or vetoing laws from the Arizona State Legislature. The governor also has the authority to grant pardons and communicate sentences. To run for governor the candidate must be a resident of Arizona for the preceding five years (and a US citizen for ten years), at least 25 years old, and a qualified voter.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Arizona Secretary of State's office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Inquire as to whether the position has a primary election before the general election. 2) Complete the required filing papers and submit the required filing papers to the Arizona Secretary of State's office. The filing papers must be accompanied by candidate nomination petitions. 3) Submit the required filing papers accompanied by candidate nomination petitions between 120 and 90 days prior to the primary election. For 2018, this window occurs between April 30th, 2018 and May 30th, 2018. If you have any questions please contact the Arizona Secretary of State Elections Division by phone at 602-543-8683. For more information see:

Submit application to:
Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007, US