The Secretary of State's Office is pleased to introduce this Ballot Measure Argument Portal for the 2020 election cycle. The Portal is the exclusive method for individuals, political committees, and organizations to submit arguments "for" and "against" statewide initiatives, referenda, and legislative referrals for publication in the Secretary of State's Publicity Pamphlet. The Publicity Pamphlet will be mailed to each Arizona household with a registered voter or emailed to Arizona registered voters who have opted to receive the pamphlet electronically in September/October 2020.
On behalf of Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, thank you for choosing to make your voice heard on these important measures affecting Arizonans.
Fee: The fee for submitting a ballot measure argument is $75.00. Online payment is accepted.
Deadline: Your argument must be submitted, and online payment must be received by the Secretary of State's Office, by 11:59 P.M. (MST) on June 17, 2020.
Preferred Internet Browser: We recommend using Chrome, Safari, or another internet browser other than the most recent version of Internet Explorer (unless you run Internet Explorer in compatibility mode).
Ballot Measure Proposition Number: Because proposition numbers have not been assigned, you may use the format “Proposition XXX,” “Proposition ____,” “Prop XXX,” or “Prop ____” to refer to the initiative or referendum you are submitting a ballot argument “for” or “against.” The Secretary of State’s Office will replace the “XXX” or blank with the assigned proposition number, if the measure qualifies for the ballot.
Refund Disclaimer: The initiatives and/or referenda listed below are proposed measures that have been issued a serial number by the Secretary of State's Office. More information on each measure is available on the Initiative, Referendum and Recall Applications website. However, most measures will not qualify for the ballot because (1) the sponsoring organization will not file the measure with the Secretary of State's Office by the July 2, 2020 deadline; or (2) a filed measure may not have sufficient signatures to qualify for the ballot after the Secretary of State and County Recorders perform their statutory duties to review petition signatures in July/August. Moreover, a measure may be kept off the ballot due to a subsequent court challenge. However, state law requires all Publicity Pamphlet arguments (along with payment) to be submitted by June 17, 2020 notwithstanding the potential changes that could occur after you submit your argument.
The Secretary of State's Office will only print an argument in the Publicity Pamphlet if a measure actually qualifies to appear on the ballot, and the Office will not be able to provide refunds (full or partial) for arguments that are not published. Accordingly, the Secretary of State's Office suggests you exercise discretion whether to submit an argument for a particular ballot measure.
Fields marked with an asterisk are required and must be completed prior to clicking “Proceed to Payment.”
The individual listed here as a sponsor is a person other than someone who signed the argument. The individual's name and title will appear in the Publicity Pamphlet as a sponsor along with the signer’s name, title, organization, and city of residence.
If the sponsor signed the argument by providing information in the “Signer’s Information” section above, do not complete this section. Please designate the signer as a sponsor in the section above by checking the box titled “Check here if this signer also sponsored the argument.”
For questions: Please contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 602-542-8683 or [email protected].