Sunday, January 22, 2012

Giffords Resigns: What's Next for Voters in CD8?

Posted By on Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM

With Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announcing her plans to resign this week, the next political question is: What’s next?

Southern Arizona will have a special primary and a special general election.

Here’s how it works:

Once a vacancy is officially declared, Gov. Jan Brewer will have three days to set a date for a special partisan primary election within roughly 90 days and a special general election roughly 60 days after the primary.

That means there will be a primary election in April for the current CD8 seat; the winners of those contests will then run for in a general election will happen sometime in June.

While that is taking place, Giffords’ current CD8 staff will remain at work, under the command of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.

While candidates are campaigning for the old CD8 seat, they’ll also be gathering signatures and running for the new Congressional District 2 seat that covers much of the same territory, although it does not include areas in Marana, Oro Valley and Saddlebrooke.

ETA: Another wrinkle for would-be candidates: They will have 30 days from the day that Brewer calls the special election to gather 800-plus signatures to get their names on the ballot.

Tags: , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

Staff Pick

Butterfly Magic

Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare butterflies, tropical plants and orchids… More

@ Tucson Botanical Gardens Oct. 1-May 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch Begins in Earnest (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Weekly List: 15 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Laughing Stock: Roll Out the Welcome Mat (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Lando Chill Drops Latest Vid ('Early in the Morning') And it's Lovely, and it Kicks Ass. (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. How Not To Read The Onion (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation