Press Releases

September 13, 2017

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (LAPR), in partnership with the University of Arizona, has received a $279,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historic newspaper collections.

September 6, 2017

 

A brand new tool for monitoring the number of Arizona voters in real-time has been released by Secretary of State Michele Reagan.  The Voter Stats Dashboard displays registration data allowing users to observe trends by party and county from 2007 to the most recent report.

August 30, 2017

The Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office has issued 30 Reasonable Cause determinations to the Attorney General’s office.  The referrals are related to thirty political committees' failure to file second quarter campaign finance reports due in July. 

To view the related fines, click HERE, copy/paste the Filer ID number into the Filer ID search field on the right side of the Campaign Finance - Advanced Search screen and view their Statement of Organization.

August 25, 2017

 

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and her fellow secretaries of state across the country have formally called on congress to enact legislation requiring federal agencies to recognize the designated addresses of Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) participants.

August 8, 2017

It's back to school for students and research papers are as expected as bad cafeteria food.  When those research papers inevitably get assigned, the State Library has the resources to help, starting with World Book’s Research Skills for Students. These online learning modules guide students through the research process, from planning the research to evaluating sources, all the way to the presentation.

August 4, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan is pleased to announce the addition of three new collections of digital documents to the Arizona Memory Project. 

“The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions,” said Secretary Reagan.  “Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and multimedia that chronicle Arizona's past and present.”

August 1, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan was again elected to serve on the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s Executive Committee during the annual Summer Meeting in Nashville.  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 25, 2017

Recent incidents such as the wind-damage, flooding, and closure of Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, the loss of McNary Community Library due to fire, and wide-spread wildfire and flooding issues across the state underscore the necessity for solid disaster mitigation and recovery plans. Even when libraries are not directly impacted by disaster, they often provide important resources for resiliency and recovery as the community grapples with immediate threats and disasters.

July 21, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the number of registered voters in Arizona has increased 14,169 to more than 3.6 million active voters. 

Of the state's 3,650,673 voters, 1,264,154 are Republicans, 1,104,927 are Democrats and 1,242,532 have not designated an officially recognized party preference.  Libertarians and members of the Green party make up a little less than one percent of the state’s total registration.

July 4, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has rejected a request for voter registration data from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity officially received on July 3, 2017. 

“I share the concerns of many Arizonans that the Commission’s request could implicate serious privacy concerns,” said Secretary Reagan.  “Since there is nothing in Executive Order 13799 (nor federal law) that gives the Commission authority to unilaterally acquire and disseminate such sensitive information, the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is not in a position to fulfill your request.”

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