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Arizona official told to let candidates file in person

Posted: 7:06 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 22:06:41-04
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Secretary of State Katie Hobbs can't force candidates for office to mail their nominating petitions or just put a drop box in the lobby of the Capitol's executive tower.

The Republican attorney general said in a Tuesday legal opinion that Hobbs acted illegally when she implemented the new procedure to reduce exposure to the conoravirus.

Hobbs is a Democrat and announced the change to all-mail filing last Friday and said her office staff would mainly work from home to reduce their exposure.

She later added a lobby dropbox.