A Chandler attorney has filed a complaint against Secretary of State Michele Reagan over her decision to not revamp the state’s official election-procedures manual for poll workers ahead of the 2016 primary and general elections. In a letter Thursday, attorney Tom Ryan asked Attorney General Mark Brnovich to force Reagan to reissue the manual, or to refer the matter to the special prosecutor who is already investigating Reagan’s failure to mail publicity pamphlets in advance of last month’s special election. Ryan also asks Brnovich to “take all actions” necessary to ensure the “integrity of Arizona’s elections.” The secretary of state is required to issue the manual no later than 30 days before each election, according to state law, and submit it to the governor and the attorney general at least 90 days ahead of each election.
“She’s incapable of running this office,” said Ryan, who also targeted Reagan on the pamphlet issue and has called for her impeachment.
The manual, referred to as the “Election Bible” by poll workers, describes in layman’s terms how to carry out elections. It includes directions on the use of election equipment and instructions ranging from how to assist voters to how to establish polling places and handle spoiled ballots.
Spokesmen for Reagan and Brnovich did not immediately respond to The Arizona Republic’s request for comment.
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