E-Qual Online

E-Qual Online Nomination Petition Signatures For County Candidates

Santa Cruz County offers candidates for County Offices, Justice of the Peace, and Constables the option to gather nomination petition signatures online through the Secretary of State’s secure portal.

Using E-Qual for nomination petition signatures is not available on the county level for Precinct Committeemen, Superior Court Judges, Clerk of the Superior Court, School District Boards, Community College Governing Boards, or Special Districts Boards.

A candidate can collect the minimum number of signatures required through E-Qual.  A candidate may gather more than the minimum number of signatures required for that office by using the existing hard copy nomination petition process.

After the candidate has collected the minimum number of signatures online, they must print those nomination petitions off the E-Qual website and bring them into the Elections Office with any other circulated nomination petitions during the appropriate filing period. 

Santa Cruz County requires online petitions to be printed and submitted to the Elections Office during the filing period. 


If after electronically signing a petition in E-Qual, a voter wants to withdraw their signature, they must contact the Elections Department.

Arizona Online Petition Portal 
- This is the website for local candidates to create their online E-Qual Petitions.  Candidates will have to sign up for their own user account on the website. 

E-Qual Online Petitions - This is the website voters can use to sign E-Qual Petitions. 

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