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PHOENIX – The Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board and the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records are pleased to present the fourth annual Arizona Genealogy Day, a free, virtual event on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

PHOENIX – Arizonans must be registered to vote by 11:59 p.m. today to participate in the state’s Presidential Preference Election (PPE).  

PHOENIX – Ken Mochizuki will speak about his book, Michi Challenges History: From Farm Girl to Costume Designer to Relentless Seeker of the Truth: The Life of Michi Nishiura Weglyn, as part of the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2024 Arizona Author Series.

PHOENIX – The Secretary of State has released a comprehensive guide detailing the signature requirements for candidates seeking elected office in the State of Arizona.

PHOENIX – The Secretary of State’s Office has published a statewide voter registration report today reflecting the five recognized parties in Arizona as Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, No Labels, and Green Party.

As of January 2, there are 4,101,308 active voters in the state, which are registered to one of these political parties or in the no preference category more commonly referred to as Independent.

PHOENIX – A U.S. District Court ruled today that the Secretary of State's office is prohibited from accepting No Labels Party candidate filings for those who wish to run in the primary or general elections.

PHOENIX – Voters can expect safe and secure elections heading into 2024 with the r

PHOENIX – After an extensive review by the Secretary of State’s Office, and by county elections officials across the state, the Green Party has exceeded the minimum signature requirement of 34,127 and has qualified as a new party for federal, statewide, and legislative races in the 2024 Primary and General Elections under Arizona law.

First election TTX to include deepfake, AI generated disruptions

Mesa, AZ – Deep fake and other artificial intelligence (AI) disruptions took center stage at the Arizona Secretary of State's (SOS) two-day election security tabletop training exercise (TTX) in Mesa.

PHOENIX – As of Monday's 5 p.m. candidate filing deadline for Arizona's 2024 Presidential Preference Election (PPE), a total of 16 candidates have qualified for the ballot: seven Democratic Party candidates and nine Republican Party candidates.

PHOENIX – Secretary of State Adrian Fontes released the following statement regarding the Patriot Party of Arizona and its efforts to become a recognized political party on the 2024 ballot for statewide, legislative, and federal races.

PHOENIX - Reflecting his dedication to the highest standards in elections administration, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes today announced the successful completion of a rigorous certification and recertification training program for election workers, in preparation for the highly anticipated 2024 Presidential Election cycle.

PHOENIXIn response to misinformation regarding the longstanding use of ballot drop boxes, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes emphasized the importance of this secure method for collecting early ballots in counties across Arizona.

Pledges to Work with Tribal and County Officials to Expand Voting Access, Protect Voters

WINDOW ROCK - Secretary of State Adrian Fontes addressed the Navajo Nation's 2023 Fall Council Session on Monday, affirming his support for the expansion of ballot access on tribal lands and protecting the rights of tribal voters to be h

PHOENIX - Secretary of State Adrian Fontes joined healthcare workers and Native American voters on Saturday to officially designate Native Health as a Voter Registration Agency.

PHOENIX - Upon today’s announcement by Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone that he will resign from office in January, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes commended the nationally recognized law enforcement official for his commitment to the safety of election workers and voters in a time of unprecedented threats and harassment. 

PHOENIX - In a major step to prepare local and county officials ahead of the 2024 elections, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes announced the submission today of an updated Elections Procedures Manual to Governor Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Kris Mayes for their review and approval. 

PHOENIX - Secretary of State Adrian Fontes today invited young people from across Arizona to apply for the forthcoming John Lewis Youth Leadership Awards. This prestigious award, established in 2021 by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), seeks to honor the exemplary efforts of young Arizonans who embody the spirit of leadership, social justice, and community service that Congressman John Lewis championed in his lifetime.

PHOENIX -Secretary of State Adrian Fontes joined tribal members, students, and many others to commemorate National Voter Registration Day. This annual nonpartisan event, established by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in 2002, aims to encourage voter participation and increase awareness about state requirements and deadlines for voting.

PHOENIX - Secretary of State Adrian Fontes marked the beginning of Mexican Independence Day festivities on Friday night by making a speech at the Arizona State Capitol that celebrated the rich contributions of Mexican-Americans, and called on all Arizonans to stand together and defend our shared values of freedom, equality, and unity.