Press Releases

May 25, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan praised Clifton Public Library in their effort to provide their community with improved access to reliable computer service, through the use of E-rate funding.

May 19, 2017

Arizona was the first state to introduce online voter registration. 15 years later, the Grand Canyon State is poised to make history again as the state’s election and voter registration administrators come together to build a new system that dramatically improves its security, accuracy, and efficiency for the next decade.

State and federal law require Arizona to hold a single, centralized, interactive statewide list that includes all voter registration information. Currently, Arizona operates VRAZ-II, an aging platform which reached its peak use in the late 1990’s.

May 12, 2017

The Arizona Secretary of State’s office and Iron Mountain Inc. have teamed up to begin a new era in Arizona’s records management program.  By utilizing Iron Mountain’s technology and multiple storage locations, the AZSOS Records Management Center will give state agencies and all public bodies a cost effective records management storage solution.

May 11, 2017
May 5, 2017

Arizonans will soon track political spending using Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s “See the Money” interactive web platform.  The new tool in the final stages of development will include expanded functionality made possible through a partnership with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

The partnership between the Secretary of State’s office and the Clean Elections Commission ensures citizens will be able to explore campaign finance information to learn about the people who write checks and politicians that cash them.

April 24, 2017

The latest voter registration figures have been released and according to Secretary of State Michele Reagan, the number of registered voters is 3,636,504, a decrease of 9,618 since the last report in January.

“Our counties do a great job to ensure the integrity of our voter registration lists is current and up-to-date,” said Secretary Reagan.  “This decrease in enrollment is a common result after each election cycle.”

March 6, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), which represents chief state election officials, has announced the formation of a NASS Election Cybersecurity Task Force and the adoption of a bipartisan resolution opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's January 2017 classification of election infrastructure as "critical infrastructure."

February 14, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has appointed three members to her Equipment Certification Committee.  Members of the committee are charged with evaluating various types of election equipment and submit their recommendations to the Secretary who will determine the type to be certified for use.

The three committee members recently appointed through 2018 are:  Dr. Jim Helm, Program Chair Information Technology at Arizona State University; Peter Silverman, Law Offices of Mandel Young PLC; and Janine Petty, Deputy State Election Director.

February 9, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s legislative fixes to several of the issues that arose during the 2016 election cycle have been formerly introduced in the state legislature.  Combined with a comprehensive review of the Elections Procedures Manual this spring, Secretary Reagan seeks solutions to the problems she uncovered during four statewide elections.

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