Press Releases

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.”

June 27, 2017

Arizona’s state and local election officials have successfully brought an end to a lawsuit filed by a national voting rights advocacy organization in 2016.  The negotiated settlement with Project Vote will improve the accuracy and accessibility of voter information and avoided any finding of liability or imposition of attorneys’ fees against the state.
 
Project Vote sued the state and two of its counties after objecting to the cost of purchasing voter registration information.
 

June 13, 2017

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records will award $800,000 in grants throughout the state for various library projects. The grant money was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

June 5, 2017

 

More than 1800 families previously subjected to domestic violence, sexual, or stalking offenses have kept their residence addresses out of the hands of the general public and that of the perpetrator thanks to a program administered by the Secretary of State’s Office.

May 30, 2017

In July 2017, the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records will begin relocating collections from the library space in the 1938 Addition of the Capitol to the Polly Rosenbaum Building adjacent to the state capitol complex.

The collection of the Research Library at the Capitol contains more than one million items, including legal materials, state publications, patent and trademark resources, and federal documents in its role as a Regional Federal Depository Library. 

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

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