Arizona: Governor Katie Hobbs Announces Members of Bipartisan Elections Task Force

PHOENIX ~ Today, Governor Katie Hobbs appointed the members of the Bipartisan Elections Task Force, which will ensure that the recommendations of the task force are effective and representative of Arizona. The task force consists of experts from across Arizona's elections community, representing political and geographic backgrounds from across the state.

Governor Hobbs said, "Arizona's voters deserve an election system that is free, fair, and secure. I look forward to the task force's recommendations and will continue working toward meaningful election reform that will improve the democratic process for voters and election administrators in Arizona."

Helen Purcell, former Maricopa County Recorder, expressed her enthusiasm for serving on the task force: "I believe there are endless possibilities for improving an election system that has served us well in the past and will do so in the future."

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The members of the Bipartisan Elections Task Force include Adrian Fontes, Arizona Secretary of State; Ken Bennett, State Senator District 1; Laura Terech, State Representative District 4; Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, Pima County Recorder; Michelle Burchill, Yavapai County Recorder; Helen Purcell; Scott Jarrett, Maricopa County Elections Director (Election Day and Emergency Voting); Alma Schultz, Santa Cruz County Elections Director; Ben Lane, City of Scottsdale City Clerk; Michael Moore, Maricopa Recorder's Office Information Security Officer; Ken Matta, Election Security Expert; Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Attorney and Director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Indian Legal Clinic; Alex Gulotta All Voting is Local Arizona State Director; Don Henninger The Carter Center Representative; Renaldo Fowler Arizona Center for Disability Law Senior Staff Advocate; Christina Estes-Werther Former Arizona Elections Director and Attorney; Brad Nelson Former Pima County Elections Director.

The Executive Order creating this task force aims to enhance accessibility and security in Arizona's elections by providing an opportunity for engagement on election issues. It is hoped that this task force will be able to make meaningful changes to improve democracy in Arizona.

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