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

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.