Phoenix – Arizona’s elections community has responded to the rapidly evolving world of elections management with a complete overhaul of the state’s latest Election Procedures Manual. Submitted by Secretary Reagan to the Governor and Attorney General for final approval, the comprehensive manual outlines the state’s procedures and guidelines for election administration around the state.
The manual includes instructions for the handling of ballots, election security and other processes necessary to ensure the maximum degree of accuracy, impartiality and uniformity in for Arizona’s elections.
“This year’s manual is unique as it represents the first known end-to-end rewrite of the Manual,” said Secretary Reagan. “We set out to truly modernize election practices and achieve consistency on countless day-to-day subjects that were never addressed in the past. In particular, it was necessary to take a comprehensive review of election procedures in light of increasing foreign threats to our electoral system.
“This effort could not have been possible without the valuable input from the public, election officials and advocacy organizations. Their contributions over the course of 12 months yielded a consensus document that reflects best practices and a broad spectrum of views.
“Open and honest elections are the foundation from which our elected leaders govern. That process is made possible by the dedication of election personnel from poll workers to election administrators. It's my hope this new manual will help them carry out our elections accurately and fairly."