Secretary of State Squabbles with AG Over Election Procedures Manual Featured

Katie Connor March 12, 2022 267

Attorney General Brnovich Fights to Protect Arizona’s Elections

Big Idea

  • An Election Manual is required to be in place before the 2022 election
  • The Election Manual would ensure that election procedures are uniform across Arizona
  • Secretary of State Hobbs has failed to send it last October, as required by law 
  • Attorney General Brnovich has no choice but to take the matter to court
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants Arizona to have electoral confidence

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich is fighting to protect Arizona’s elections and ensure electoral confidence through his latest legal filing in Arizona Republican Party v. Hobbs.

The filing urges the Arizona Supreme Court to decide this important case to assure there is an election manual in place for the 2022 elections. The Secretary of State (SOS) failed to present the Attorney General and Governor a lawful Election Procedures Manual (EPM) for approval last October as required by law. This suit provides the court an opportunity to address the Secretary’s failure so that election officials in every county will have uniform procedures to follow during the upcoming primary and general elections.
“We are all in agreement that signature verification protocols and the security of drop boxes must be enhanced, but this guidance needs to be included in a new EPM for 2022 as the 2019 version is no longer in effect,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “I hope that the Court will compel the Secretary of State to submit an updated EPM as required by statute, so we can move forward with the implementation of this robust election security.”

Copy of AGO’s brief here.

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