Tuesday Is Deadline For Arizona Elections Procedures Manual To Go To Ducey, Brnovich

By Bret Jaspers
Published: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 11:20am
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:04am

Tuesday is the deadline for Arizona’s draft Election Procedures Manual to go to the governor and attorney general for review. 

The state hasn’t had a new manual in five years. A new state law requires the Secretary of State’s Office to submit a draft to the governor and attorney general by Oct. 1 in odd-numbered years.

The Elections Procedures Manual is meant to cover items that aren’t already set down in state law, and itself has the force of law once it’s approved.

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs held public hearings in August and September and took comments on the draft. She’s making updates before sending it over to Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Those two have until the end of the year to either approve or reject the manual.

One change in the current draft is a footnote that states a public college or public university identification is a government-issued ID. But it can’t on its own serve as a voter ID unless it has a voter’s photo, name and address.

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