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Arizona Secret Ballot Initiative (2010)

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The Arizona Secret Ballot Initiative did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Arizona as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure would have preserved and protected the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot. The petition drive deadline to submit signatures for ballot consideration was July 1, 2010. However, sponsors did not submit signatures by the deadline, according to the Arizona Secretary of State's office[1]

Text of measure

Summary of initiative

The summary of the initiative, as stated on the Arizona Secretary of State's website, read:

The framers of our Arizona Constitution provided that Arizona citizens should have the right to vote in elections by secret ballot. This initiative would protect that right against interference by federal, state or local governments. It places added guarantees into the Arizona Constitution that acknowledge that the right to vote by secret ballot is fundamental in elections traditionally recognized and protected by state or federal law, including elections for public office, ballot measures, and designations or authorizations of employee representation.[2]

Constitutional changes

The measure would have amended the Arizona Constitution by adding Section 36 to Article II to read:

"To preserve and protect the fundamental right of individuals to vote by secret ballot, where local, state, or federal law requires elections for public office or ballot measures, or requires designations or authorizations for employee representation, the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot shall be guaranteed."[3]

Path to the ballot

The group organizing the circulation effort must have gathered the required 230,046 signatures for proposed constitutional amendments by the July 1, 2010 deadline.

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