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Arizona Secretary Of State Told To Allow Candidates To File In Person

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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 legal opinion Tuesday 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 for the nominating petitions from candidates.