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July 22, 2016

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Secretary of State Michele Reagan was unanimously elected to serve on the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s Executive Committee during the annual Summer Meeting in Grand Rapids.  The committee meets three times a year to chart the course of policy issues to be pursued by the nation’s second-highest state and territorial officeholders.

July 22, 2016

Phoenix - The Secretary of State’s office has finished processing its first ballot initiative, I-08-2016 (Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act) and has transmitted the 5% sample of signatures for verification to the state’s 15 counties. 

Secretary Reagan and her elections team implemented a new digital processing system allowing the office to efficiently complete its work well ahead of its statutory deadline.  It is expected the elections division will transmit the remaining initiatives shortly.

July 19, 2016

State law requires that in order for the presidential nominee to appear on the ballot, the state party chairman must submit its presidential electors’ nomination papers to the Secretary of State’s office at least 90 days before the primary election.  Arizona’s Green Party failed to submit its presidential electors’ by the June 1st deadline.

Today, a federal court judge has granted a motion allowing Secretary Reagan to accept Green Party electors after the deadline and place Jill Stein's name on the general election ballot.

July 13, 2016

Now is the time to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to the history of Arizona by nominating them for induction into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame.

There are two categories for nominations: Legacies and Living Legacies.

July 12, 2016

Doubling down on her commitment to work with the business community to improve government technologies and transparency, Secretary of State Michele Reagan is holding the second of her quarterly Technology, Transparency and Commerce Council meetings on Wednesday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m.  Made up of some of the state’s most well-respected business people, the council will provide feedback and support for the Secretary’s policy agenda.

June 30, 2016

For a limited time, Secretary of State Michele Reagan has relaunched the WWII Memorial paver program where individuals or businesses may purchase a commemorative brick to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who fought for freedom around the globe during WWII.  From July 4th, to September 2nd, (the 71st Anniversary of the end of the WWII) people can engrave a paver to be installed this later this fall.

June 29, 2016

PHOENIX – Buckeye Library Receives $25,000 State Grant to Identify Underserved Community, Proactively Plan for City's Expected Future Growth

Buckeye, Ariz (June 16, 2016) - The Buckeye Public Library has received a $25,000 grant for a community assessment of library usage and to plan for the anticipated future community needs for library services as the city's population increases. 

June 27, 2016

In advance of the July 7, 2016 filing deadline for initiative and referendum petitions, Secretary Reagan has announced statements of support or opposition to this year’s ballot measures can now be submitted online.  By statute, the deadline to submit an argument is no later than forty-eight days preceding the primary election.

June 16, 2016

Agra v. Giles (CD 9)
Coleman v. Nativio (LD 16)
Fogelson v. Gonzales (LD 13)
Graham v. Tamburri (US Senate)
Jacquez v. Bennett (CD 1)
Mosely v. Jones (LD 5)
Murphy v. Ortega (CD 7)  ** Not attached. Please request**
Sinuk v. Sutton (CD 6)
Villegas v. San Miguel (CD 3)

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June 15, 2016

PHOENIX – Such gratitude filled the French people toward the U.S. after World War II that in 1949 the French people sent the Merci Train to the U.S. filled with gifts for the American people. Artifacts from the train can be seen at the Arizona Capitol Museum inside the historic state capitol.

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