Dora Luna

published PAZ meets with Helen in Press Releases 2012-10-23 22:35:37 -0700

County Recorder Responds to Promise Arizona in Action, Clarifying Mistake about Ballots

October 23, 2012
Contact: Dora Luna
(602) 635-6892

Volunteers picking up ballots for delivery to the County Recorder is perfectly legal


Phoenix, AZ –Today, Promise Arizona in Action received a letter from County Recorder Helen Purcell claiming that she was misquoted in a recent report charging that anyone in possession of another person’s ballot was committing a felony.

“The mere possession of someone else's ballot is not a class 5 felony,” clarified Purcell in the letter.  She added, “The important point is that they [CBS Channel 5 Oct 17th report] are incorrect - I did not state the mere possession of a ballot is a class 5 felony and I did not say to call the police if asked to deliver your ballot.”

“We appreciate the voter education efforts Promise Arizona in Action (PAZ) conducts in our communities, added Purcell, “including lawfully collecting and properly delivering  ballots of voters,  and  we do  not seek  to  deter those  efforts  in  any way.”

In addition, Purcell issued a formal public press release about the ballot misstatements and the recent “regrettable” mistakes on Spanish language election information.

“To that end, we will be launching a very aggressive Spanish language publicity campaign to make sure everyone knows that the election will be held on Tuesday, November 6. Martes, 6de noviembre. “

Petra Falcon, Executive Director of Promise Arizona in Action, and an army of volunteers in the Adios Arpaio campaign, have recently helped to register over 34,000 new voters, one of the largest voter registration drives in the state’s history.

“We appreciate that Ms. Purcell has done what we’ve asked her to do:  to publicly state the legality of the work that our volunteers do in collecting and delivering ballots, and to ensure that our community has access to correct election information.”

“Our new voters are very excited about participating in their first election,” she continued.  “We look forward to working with the Recorder’s Office to ensure that the Spanish language publicity campaign is fully executed.”

Falcon recently met with Purcell and other county officials and demanded that she set the record straight regarding the legality of having volunteers deliver ballots to the Recorder’s office. The organization also collected over 471 signatures in an online petition with the same demand.

For further information, or interviews with Petra Falcon, please contact:

Dora Luna (602635-6892  dora@promiseazaction.org

 

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signed Promise Arizona in Action via 2012-10-22 10:37:08 -0700

Tell Arizona's Maricopa County Recorder to correct her false statements and support new voters

Screen_shot_2012-10-18_at_9.20.28_PM.pngThe Maricopa County Recorder’s Office recently made a mistake misinforming Spanish-speaking voters about the date of the General Election this year.

And it doesn’t stop there. County Recorder Helen Purcell appeared on CBS Channel 5 in Phoenix yesterday falsely stating it’s a felony to possess someone else's ballot, challenging the legality of having our volunteers deliver ballots to the Recorder’s Office. It is 100% lawful for someone to deliver your ballot.

We can’t afford “mistakes” this election. Tell the Maricopa County Recorder to correct her false statements and support new voters.

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Dear County Recorder Helen Purcell,

The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office recently made a mistake misinforming Spanish-speaking voters about the date of the General Election this year. 

In addition, you appeared on CBS Channel 5 on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 falsely stating that it is a felony to possess someone else's ballot. 

These mistakes are unacceptable. I ask that you retract the false statements you've made, and ensure that your office does everything in its power to encourage full partipation in the General Election on November 6th, 2012.  

Sincerely,


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