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For Immediate Release
Feb. 17, 2010

Contact: Matthew Benson
Director of Communications
602-350-2834 - mobile

Twitter: @therealAZsos

Pro and Con arguments on tax increase due Feb. 25
For publication in publicity pamphlet mailed to voters; special election May 18

Pro and Con arguments regarding a statewide ballot measure are due to the Secretary of State's Office by 5 p.m. on Feb. 25. Qualifying arguments received by that time will be included with a publicity pamphlet to be mailed to voters in advance of a statewide special election May 18. The Legislature has referred a question to the ballot that will ask Arizona voters to increase state transaction privilege (sales) and use taxes by one cent per dollar.

Mail arguments (or drop them off in person) to:

Arizona Secretary of State's Office

Election Services

1700 W. Washington St. , 7 th Floor

Phoenix , AZ 85007  

E-mail arguments to:

Arguments in favor of and opposition to the ballot question may not exceed 300 words. Submittal fees are $100, though that cost is reduced to $75 if the argument is submitted electronically (via CD or e-mail – no PDFs) along with the paper copy. To ensure accuracy, the Secretary of State's Office recommends that arguments be submitted electronically.

Arguments must be signed and notarized, and will be published exactly as written. No faxed signatures will be accepted. For arguments filed by an organization or corporation, the notarized signature of at least two executive officers is required and the organization must be identified. For arguments filed by political committees, the notarized signature of the chairman or treasurer is required and the committee must be identified.

Arguments must include the name, address or post office box, city and telephone number of the individual(s) signing. Only the name and city of those signing the argument will appear in the publicity pamphlet.

More information: Contact the Arizona Secretary of State's Office at 602-542-8683 or 1-877-843-8683.

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