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The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office in collaboration with the Department of Economic Security (DES), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment (GCBVI) proudly announces the launch of a web based information and referral service.  The database of resources, located at EYEKNOW.az.gov, provides information on products and services from local, regional and national providers that are available to people in Arizona who are blind, visually impaired, or have combined hearing and vision loss.

This web based information and referral service is the next evolution of the print based “Arizona Resource Directory for Persons Who Have Vision, Hearing or Combined Hearing and Vision Loss” developed and distributed by DES/RSA.  Visitors to EYEKNOW.az.gov will be able to search for resources specific to the blind, low vision or combined hearing and vision loss populations.  Arizonans can research options in a variety of categories including education, products for daily living, employment, recreation and advocacy.

The information at EYEKNOW.az.gov will be available to be printed for distribution to individuals without web access who can benefit from the information, products and services.

Check it out here:




Ballot Measure Arguments Online

The pro/con ballot measure arguments can now be read online! No need to wait for your publicity pamphlet, just head on over the the Secretary of State’s webpage.



Passionate about an upcoming ballot measure?

InitiativeThe Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has just launched a new tool to allow citizens to submit their pro/con arguments for the election publicity pamphlets online!

“I would urge people who plan to file an argument to familiarize themselves with our unique filing system,” said Secretary Reagan. “The cut-off date to file an argument is July 13th, only one week after the filing deadline, so those who are interested must act quickly.”

The argument must be 300 words or less and should be written exactly how the filer wants it to appear in the publicity pamphlet, as it will be reproduced verbatim. Due to statutory requirements, the Secretary of State’s office in Phoenix must also receive a signed, notarized copy of the argument by 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2016. The $75.00 fee will collected through the online portal at the time its submission.

For more information: http://www.azsos.gov/about-office/media-center/press-releases/941

To view the unofficial list of initiatives, referendums and recalls (measures not receiving a sufficient number of signatures  by July 7, 2016 will not appear on the ballot): http://apps.azsos.gov/election/2016/general/initiatives.htm

To submit your pro/con argument: http://apps.azsos.gov/election/2016/general/initiatives.htm

To view historic Publicity Pamphlets (past elections), check out the Arizona memory Project: http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/ref/collection/statepubs/id/10531

Did you know the Arizona State Library is over 100 years old?

Did you know the Arizona State Library is over 100 years old? Established on March 24, 1915, the State Library’s original purpose was to help Arizona legislators.


Under the direction of Con Cronin, the state’s Law and Legislative Reference Librarian, the State Library also helped shape early laws and influence legislation. In 1938, State Librarian Mulford Winsor oversaw the expansion of the State Library in the new addition to the State Capitol. In 1978, the original 1901 section of the State Capitol became the Arizona Capitol Museum.

The State Library continued to grow over the years, adding the Records Management Center, the Arizona Talking Book Library, and the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building. Join us in celebrating the Arizona State Library with the resources found at DAZL, the Digital Arizona Library Collection.

“Frame of the 1938 Arizona Capitol Addition,” 1938, Arizona Archives Historic Photographs, Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, History and Archives Division.

Arizona Digital Newspaper Project

“Bill Would Establish Law Reference Bureau,” The Arizona Republican, February 11, 1919, p. 10, column 4.

“State Library is Urged in Report to Governor Campbell,” The Arizona Republican, December 7, 1920, p. 3, column 3.

Arizona Memory Project

“100 years of public service, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records,” 2015, Arizona State Government Publications, Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records – Law and Research Library.

Reading Arizona

Michael D. Carman, Under the Copper Dome, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, 2001, pp. 32 – 33.