Clean Elections 101 - Your Guide to Arizona's Political Process. Your Guide to Arizona's Political Process
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What Is Clean Elections?

The Citizens Clean Elections Act was passed by the people of Arizona in 1998 to restore citizen participation and confidence in our political system. The Act allows candidates running for the Legislature or statewide offices the opportunity to forgo special interest money by collecting a certain number of $5 donations. In return, candidates receive full funding for their campaigns.


When the voters established the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, they did it efficiently. Throughout the years, Clean Elections has funded more than 700 candidates, without taking a single penny from the state general fund.