Report: Secretary of state's office didn't commit crime despite mistake

Posted at 7:37 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 22:38:49-04

An independent report released Wednesday found that the Arizona Secretary of State's office didn't commit a criminal violation when it failed to send out pamphlets for last year's special election to 200,000 early voters.

The report by a former prosecutor faulted the office for failing to mail the pamphlets and not disclosing the error to the public on time.

The report found Secretary of State Michele Reagan's staff was "poor and incompetent" in trying to send out the pamphlets on time.

Voters in May 2016 were asked to decide on Proposition 123, which boosted state land trust withdrawals to fund education, and on Proposition 124 to overhaul the state police and firefighter pension.

A spokesman for Reagan has not responded to a request for comment.