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PHOENIX - Today, Arizona legislative leaders submitted a motion to stay the recent Mi Familia Vota II litigation ruling by Superior Court Judge Susan R. Bolton in a case that challenges a 2022 statute that restricts federal-only voters from voting for President and voting early by mail.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is pleased to announce the opening of the submission portal for ballot measure arguments for the upcoming election cycle. Starting today, May 20, 2024 at 12:00 pm (noon) and closing on June 20, 2024 at 11:59 pm, the portal will be open for Arizona voters to submit their arguments either in support of or opposition to ballot measures that may appear on the ballot.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is pleased to announce the opening of the submission portal for ballot measure arguments for the upcoming election cycle. Starting May 20, 2024 at 12:00 pm (noon) and closing on June 20, 2024 at 11:59 pm, the portal will be open for Arizona voters to submit their arguments either in support of or opposition to ballot measures that may appear on the ballot.
 

PHOENIX – In a move to enhance voter confidence and promote transparency in the electoral process, Secretary Fontes is pleased to announce the expansion of the BallotTrax system to 13 counties across the state. 

PHOENIX – Colleges and universities can now compete for the best voter registration and turnout rates in the Arizona Campus Voting Challenge, a new nonpartisan initiative announced today by Arizona’s Secretary of State, Adrian Fontes, in partnership with the nonpartisan nonprofit initiative the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. 
 

PHOENIX - The Arizona Secretary of State’s Elections Division is pleased to announce the publication of the Voter Registration Statistics as of April 1.

PHOENIX – As part of an ongoing commitment to transparency, accessibility, and civic engagement, the Secretary of State is pleased to announce the release of the Arizona's Citizen Engagement Manual. This comprehensive guide serves as a point of reference for voters, candidates, and election officials, providing essential information on various aspects of the election process including:

PHOENIX As election workers wrap up the 2024 Presidential Preference Election, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes extends a heartfelt thank you to the tireless community of election workers across Arizona. His acknowledgment recognizes commitment and dedication demonstrated by Arizona’s election workforce.

PHOENIX The Arizona Department of State is accepting nominations for the 2024 Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award. This prestigious accolade is for individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary political courage and exceptional character. Named in honor of the trailblazing U.S.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Secretary of State is proud to announce the launch of the 2024 County Election Administration Fellowship Program. Supported by ARPA funds allocated by Governor Hobbs, the County Election Administration Fellowship Program demonstrates a proactive step towards implementing recommendations from the Governor’s Bipartisan Elections Task Force, of which Secretary Fontes was an appointed member.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Secretary of State is pleased to announce the availability of the 2024 Financial Disclosure Statements for public review. Financial Disclosure Statements serve to create transparency.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Secretary of State's Office is reminding voters participating in the 2024 Presidential Preference Election to mail their early ballots by March 12, 2024. This ensures your ballot reaches county election officials by the 7 p.m. deadline on March 19, 2024.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Secretary of State’s Elections Division is pleased to announce the publication of the Voter Registration Statistics as of February 20 for the upcoming Presidential Preference Election (PPE) on March 19.

PHOENIX – The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office will hold a mock election to provide media an opportunity to test our election result reporting systems on Monday, March 11, 2024. 

What: Mock Election Results Reporting Test

When: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 12 p.m. 

Dr. Natalie Koch to present about Arid Empire: The Entangled Fates of Arizona and Arabia


Phoenix – Dr. Natalie Koch will speak about her book, Arid Empire: The Entangled Fates of Arizona and Arabia, as part of the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2024 Arizona Author Series.

PHOENIX – In an unprecedented announcement, Senator Kyrsten Sinema has indicated her intent to not run for re-election for her position as Senator.

"We extend our deep gratitude to the Senator for her distinguished service, her commitment to representing Arizona’s interests, and unwavering dedication."

PHOENIX – Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes attributed a major triumph in the security of Arizona's electoral system due to a partnership with the Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS) and the Arizona Information Sharing and Analysis Center (AZ-ISAC).

PHOENIX – In Thursday’s ruling, the Arizona Federal District Court invalidated key sections of Arizona’s controversial voting laws, marking a significant victory for voting rights advocates and naturalized citizens of Arizona. The decision comes after a consolidation of eight lawsuits, highlighting a united front against voter suppression efforts that sought to impose unnecessary burdens on voters under the guise of election integrity.

PHOENIX – The FBI arrested an Alabama man from Cullman on Wednesday, for allegedly sending threatening messages to Maricopa County election workers in Phoenix. Brian Jerry Ogstad, 59, made his initial appearance yesterday at the federal courthouse in Huntsville. "I've said it before and I'll say it again: Not all speech is protected speech," said Arizona Secretary of state Adrian Fontes.

PHOENIX – A system update of the statewide voter registration database, known as the Arizona Voter Information Database (AVID), on Tuesday allows voters to better track ballots cast in person, by mail or at drop boxes.