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For Immediate Release
Aug. 10, 2010

Contact: Matthew Benson
Director of Communications
(602) 350-2834 - mobile

Twitter: @therealAZsos


Ballot arguments due Aug. 16 for newest legislative referendum

For publication in General Election pamphlet to be mailed to voters

PHOENIX: With the Legislature at work on the referral of an additional measure to the General Election ballot, the Secretary of State's Office is prepared to accept pro and con arguments regarding that proposal, which would be known as Proposition 113. Arguments for other ballot measures will not be accepted at this time.

The Secretary of State's Office will begin accepting Prop 113 arguments as soon as the Legislature adjourns its special session. Arguments must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16. Qualifying arguments received by that time will be printed inside a publicity pamphlet to be mailed to voters in advance of the General Election on Nov. 2.

Proposals to appear on the ballot can be viewed here:

Submit arguments (or drop them off in person) to:

Arizona Secretary of State's Office
Election Services
1700 W. Washington St., 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007


Arizona Secretary of State's Office
Arizona State Complex Building
400 W. Congress, Room 252
Tucson, AZ 85701

E-mail arguments to:

Arguments in favor of or opposition to ballot questions may not exceed 300 words. Submittal fees are $100, though that cost is reduced to $75 if the argument is submitted electronically (via CD or e-mail – no PDFs) along with the paper copy. To ensure accuracy, the Secretary of State's Office recommends that arguments be submitted electronically (Word format only).

Arguments – including those submitted electronically – must be signed and notarized, and will be published exactly as written. No faxed signatures will be accepted. For arguments filed by an organization or corporation, the notarized signature of at least two executive officers is required and the organization must be identified. For arguments filed by political committees, the notarized signature of the chairman or treasurer is required and the committee must be identified. Arguments must include the name, address or post office box, city and telephone number of the individual(s) signing. Only the name and city of those signing the argument will appear in the publicity pamphlet.

More information: Contact the Arizona Secretary of State's Office at 602-542-8683 or 1-877-843-8683.

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For all media questions, or to schedule an interview with Secretary Bennett, contact Matthew Benson, director of communications, at (602) 350-2834.