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February 8, 2016

PHOENIX – Technology continues to be a key factor in Arizona’s economy and for future career opportunities. To increase access to technology statewide the Arizona State Library has set aside more than $45,000 for libraries to host Computer Coding Clubs for children. The funding was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

February 2, 2016

In an effort to root out unlawful political spending while protecting legitimate non-profit groups and charities’ right to engage in the political process, Secretary of State Michele Reagan is asking the legislature for the tools she needs to hold so-called “convenience corporations” accountable.

February 1, 2016

PHOENIX – Secretary of State Michele Reagan has appointed historian Dr. Jack L. August, Jr. to lead philanthropy and institutional advancement for the Arizona Capitol Museum.

Dr. August was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in history and has published several books, including: “Adversity Is My Angel: The Life and Career of Raul H. Castro,” “Vision in the Desert: Carl Hayden and Hydropolitics in the American Southwest,” and “We Call it Preskit: A Guide to Prescott and the High Country of Central Arizona.”

February 1, 2016

Phoenix – As presidential primaries and caucuses begin around the country, Secretary of State Michele Reagan has proposed making this the last time the state runs the Presidential Preference Election (PPE) which costs the state nearly $10 million and bars one-third of voters from participating.

Unlike any other election in Arizona, the PPE precludes so-called “independent” voters from participating.  Instead, only registered members of the state’s recognized political parties participating in the election may cast a ballot.

January 25, 2016

The latest voter registration figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, the number of registered voters has declined to 3,254,397, a decrease of 45,509 since the last report in October of 2015. 

Of the state's 3.25 million voters, 34% are Republicans, 28% are Democrats and 37% have either registered with independent parties or not designated a party preference.    

January 15, 2016

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has kicked off 2016 by saving a few trees.

Since taking office, one of Secretary Reagan’s goals has been to move away from the paper-based processes of the past through the use of technology.  Today, she announced her Elections Division has implemented a new electronic filing protocol for candidates who participate in the state’s system of publically-funded political campaigns.

January 13, 2016

PHOENIX – Personal photos, a memento or two, all that is left for the families of those service members who have given their lives since 9-11. For them remembering is a way of life. For us, we should never forget.

“Remembering Our Fallen” is a memorial exhibit with personal photos; how the families wanted their loved one remembered. The memorial at the Arizona Capitol Museum January 13 through February 6 depicts those service members who called Arizona home and died from wounds suffered in the war zone while wearing our country’s uniform. 

December 28, 2015

Phoenix – Arizona’s electronic petition gathering program, E-Qual was recently recognized by the Government Innovators Network at Harvard University for its excellence and creativity in the public sector.  The online application allows statewide and legislative candidates the ability to collect up to 50 percent of their petition signatures and $5 qualifying contributions online.

December 16, 2015

PHOENIX – From the American Revolution through World War II to the recent bombings in Paris, the U.S. and France have shared a unique relationship. This December 19, the Arizona Capitol Museum will present a print of “Portrait of an Italian Lady” by celebrated French artist Berthe Noufflard to her daughter, Genevieve.

December 11, 2015

Who: Secretary of State Michele Reagan
What: Drawing for 2016 Presidential Preference Election Ballot Order
When: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Where: Historic House Chamber, 3rd Floor Capitol Museum

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