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ARF- 5945      2. A.    
Special BOS Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/24/2020  
Submitted For: Eric Mariscal Submitted By: Erin Miller, Elections Assistant
Department: Elections  

Information
Request/Subject
Canvass of the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Election Results.
Background Information
In accordance with Arizona Revised Statute §16-241, a Presidential Preference Election was held on March 17, 2020. The Democratic party participated in the election and only registered Democratic voters were able to vote in the election.
Evaluation
Arizona Revised Statute §16-645 provides that the governing body holding an election shall meet and canvass the election not less than six days nor more than twenty days following the election.  The Secretary of State Election Procedures Manual states that the Board of Supervisors shall meet to canvass the Presidential Preference Election returns by congressional district within 10 days after the Presidential Preference Election and shall deliver the canvass to the Secretary of State.  The last day to submit the election results to the Secretary of State's Office is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Conclusion
The Presidential Preference Election was conducted in Gila County on March 17, 2020, and the Board of Supervisors is required by law to canvass the returns of the election, declare them official and send a certified copy of the election results to the Secretary of State.
Recommendation
The Elections Director recommends that the Board of Supervisors canvass the election returns for the Presidential Preference Election held on March 17, 2020, and declare the results of the election official.
Suggested Motion
Information/Discussion/Action to canvass the election results contained in the Official Canvass of the Presidential Preference Election held on March 17, 2020, in Gila County, Arizona, and declare the results official.  (Eric Mariscal)

Attachments
Secutary of State 2020 Presidential Preferance Election Canvass Letter
ARS 16-241
ARS 16-645

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