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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Arizona
Governor:1(Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years; 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Census:5,140,683 (1.82% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:10(1.86% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
2010 Census:6,412,700 (2.07% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Phoenix
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Arizona
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 24 February 1863. 12 Stat. 664; previously, part of New Mexico Territory
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 14 February 1912 upon Proclamation by President William Howard Taft (37 Stat. 1728) that Arizona had met the conditions of a Joint Resolution of Congress of 21 August 1911 (37 Stat. 39) precipitated by the President's 15 August 1911 veto (see references elsewhere in this database to Arizona's 1st Constitution)
  The 48th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: WEST
 Region: Intermountain
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 20 June 1910 [36 Stat. 557: authorizing formation of a State government and Admission thereafter; this Enabling Act replaced an earlier Enabling Act of 16 June 1906 (34 Stat. 267) which was conditional upon Arizona and New Mexico agreeing to reunite as a single State of "Arizona", a proposition that was rejected by the People of Arizona on 6 November 1906 by a vote of 16,265 to 3,141 (the aggregate vote of the two Territories was 31,000 to 29,336 against this proposition)]
 
1st (1912-) [Adopted: 9 December 1910 Convention convened, 10 October 1910, Ratified: 11 December 1911 effective upon Admission, 14 February 1912. (This Constitution was originally ratified by the People, 9 February 1911 but- as President William Howard Taft had vetoed a Joint Resolution of Congress admitting Arizona to the Union [H.J. Res 14, 62d Congress] on 15 August 1911 [due to his objection to the provision within this document providing for Recall of Judges]- this Constitution had to be resubmitted to the People so that Judges could be exempted from the Recall provision in order to satisfy the requirements of a second Joint Resolution of Congress (37 Stat. 39) signed into law by President Taft on 21 August 1911)]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Secretary of State (1912--) [under State's 1st Constitution; next in line of sucession: State Attorney General]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Mine Inspector: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Superintendent of Public Instruction: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (1863-1912) [as a Territory]
  LEGISLATURE (1912--)
 
Upper House
  Council (1863-1912) [as a Territory]
  Senate (1912--)
Lower House
  House of Representatives (1863--) [as both a Territory and a State]

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court (1912--) Constitutional Court [IN and FOR: State]
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Appeals (1965--) Statutory Court [IN: division FOR: State]
 
General Trial Jurisdiction
  Superior Court (1912--) Constitutional Court [IN and FOR: county]
 
Limited Jurisdiction
  Police Justices Constitutional Court [IN and FOR: municipality]
  Municipal Court Statutory Court [IN and FOR: municipality]
  Justices of the Peace (1863--) Constitutional Court [IN and FOR: precinct]


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  County [Type: Strong, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   precinct [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure. Functions primarily as the jurisdiction of Arizona's justices of the peace]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
  City [Separated from MCD: ---, Population requirement(s): 1,500 +, Form(s) of government: Mayor/Council; Board of Trustees [special cases only]
  Town [Separated from MCD: ---, Population requirement(s): 1,500 +, Form(s) of government: Mayor/Council; Board of Trustees [special cases only]
 
Localities
    Arizona Civil Divisions and Municipalities
   

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Arizona Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  Tuesday next after 1st Monday in November of even-numbered years
[AZ Revised Statutes 16-211 (in conformity with AZ Constitution: Article 7, Section 11)]
Presidential Primary   All States
  (--2014) (NOTE: called a "Presidential Preference Election" in the Statutes)
4th Tuesday in February of a Presidential Election year
[AZ Revised Statutes 16-241A]...however,
the Governor may- by proclamation- proclaim an earlier date provided that he/she does so prior to 150 days before the new date of the "Presidential Preference Election" as declared in his/her proclamation
[AZ Revised Statutes 16-241B]
  (2014--) (NOTE: called a "Presidential Preference Election" in the Statutes)
A presidential preference election shall be held on the Tuesday immediately following March 15 of each year in which the President of the United States is elected ....
[AZ Revised Statutes 16-241A]...however,
the Governor may- by proclamation- proclaim a later date provided that he/she does so prior to 180 days before the new date of the "Presidential Preference Election" as declared in his/her proclamation
[AZ Revised Statutes 16-241B]
State Primary   All States
  (--2007) 8th Tuesday before any General or Special Election
[AZ Revised Statutes 16-201]... except,
Local Primary may be held no later than 30 days before a scheduled municipal election.
[AZ Revised Statutes 16-203]
  (2008-2009) 9th Tuesday prior to a general or special election
[AZ Revised Statutes Title 16, Chapter 2, Article 1, 16-201]... except,
Local Primary may be held no later than 30 days before a scheduled municipal election.
[AZ Revised Statutes Title 16, Chapter 2, Article 1, 16-203]
  (2009--) 10th Tuesday prior to a general or special election
[AZ Revised Statutes Title 16, Chapter 2, Article 1, 16-201 SB 1074 s/13 July 2009]... except,
Local Primary may be held no later than 30 days before a scheduled municipal election.
[AZ Revised Statutes Title 16, Chapter 2, Article 1, 16-203]
Polling times   All States
  Polls open: 6 AM local time
Polls close: 7 PM local time
[AZ Revised Statutes 16-565A]


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Election Authority
  Citizens Clean Elections Commission
  Secretary of State - Elections
Legislature    All States
  Arizona Revised Statutes
Democratic
  Arizona Democratic Party
Republican
  Arizona Republican Party
  Traditional Republicans United
Third Party
  Arizona Right to Life
  Constitution Party of Arizona
  Justice Party of Arizona
  Reform Party of Arizona
  Socialist Party of Arizona
  The Arizona Green Party
  The Arizona Libertarian Party
  The Unity Party of Arizona
Media & others
  Arizona Capitol Times - Phoenix
  Arizona Daily Star - Tucson
  Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff
  Blog For Arizona
  East Valley Tribune - Mesa
  KGUN TV - ABC - Tucson
  Kingman Daily Miner
  Kingman Daily Miner
  KOLD TV - CBS - Tucson
  Payson Roundup
  Politics1.com - Arizona
  Prescott Newspapers Online
  Sedona Red Rock News
  Sierra Vista Herald
  Sonoran News - Cave Creek
  The Daily Dispatch - Douglas
  The Flagstaff Navajo-Hopi Observer
  The Navajo Times - Window Rock
  The Republic - Phoenix
  The Sun - Yuma
  Today's News-Herald - Lake Havasu City
  Tucson Citizen
 
 


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