Press Releases

December 15, 2017

In 2002, Congress passed the “Help America Vote Act” (HAVA) to help states improve election systems and practices. Under the Act, Congress committed $3.9 billion to states for these efforts, but today, fifteen years later, Congress still has yet to pro­vide $396 million of that funding.

As election officials around the country work to update and maintain aging election sys­tems, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) calls on Congress to assist them in this effort by providing states with the remaining funding under HAVA.

December 7, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan formally reopened the Capitol Museum’s most popular exhibit and unique tribute to the USS Arizona the state’s namesake battleship.

The ribbon cutting took place in during the annual Pearl Harbor Day commemorations at the state capitol in Phoenix. 

November 30, 2017

The State of Arizona Research Library has just launched a new digital Story Map called, How Did Arizona Get its Shape?  A Story Map is an interactive platform that combines digitized maps, images, and text to show the comparison between a historic map and the modern world.  The unique platform encourages users to explore historical maps of North America to see how Arizona evolved into its modern borders from 1679 to 1912.

October 25, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the number of registered voters in Arizona has increased 14,643 to more than 3.6 million active voters. 

Of the state's 3,665,316 voters, 1,268,748 are Republicans, 1,106,675 are Democrats and 1,250,879 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.

October 24, 2017

In celebration of the Phoenix Suns’ 50th season in the Valley, the Arizona Capitol Museum and Arizona’s original sports franchise have teamed up to open a special exhibit that highlights the Suns’ rich history and tradition.

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.

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