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  • DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Arizona

    Formed by the Colorado River over a period of 3 to 6 million years, Arizona’s Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and one mile deep. Nearly 5 million people visit Grand Canyon National Park each year.

    Arizona has the greatest percentage of its acreage designated as Indian tribal land in the United States.

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    Oraibi, a Hopi Indian village dating back to at least 1150 AD, is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States.

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    The official state flower, the Saguaro Cactus Blossom, can reach more than 50 feet tall and live more than 200 years. In May and June, it blooms in the middle of the night and closes the next day—surviving only about 18 hours for pollination by nocturnal animals like bats and moths.

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    Navajo Indians from Arizona were enlisted to transmit secret communications for the U.S. Marines after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Known as Navajo Code Talkers, these young men created an oral code the enemy was unable to decipher, fulfilling a crucial role during World War II and saving countless lives.

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    Arizona is one of only two U.S. states that do not observe Daylight Saving Time. The one exception is the area occupied by the Navajo Nation in the northeast region of the state.

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    Arizona’s diverse climate and geography can yield both the highest and lowest temperatures in the country within the same day.

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    Arizona’s flag features a copper-colored star, acknowledging the state’s role as the leading copper producer in the United States.

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    State of Arizona Quick Facts
    • Current Population:6,828,065
    • Voter Registration Deadline: 29 days before an election
    • Election Day Voter Registration: No
    • Early Voting: Yes
    • Absentee Voting: Yes
    • Voter ID: Yes
    • Electoral Colleges: 11
    • Congressional Districts: 9
    • Date of Statehood: February 14, 1912
    • Size: 113,990 square miles
    • Nickname(s): Grand Canyon State
    • Tree: Palo Verde
    • Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
    • Bird: Cactus Wren

    Arizona State Government

    Arizona Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We the people of the state of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this constitution.

    The Arizona constitution is the governing document of Arizona. The current constitution is the first and only adopted by the state of Arizona.

    The Executive Branch
    State Capitol:1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Executive Power

    The governor shall have power to grant reprieves, commutation, and pardons, after convictions, for all offenses except treason and cases of impeachment, upon such conditions and with such restrictions and limitations as may be provided by law.

    The executive branch is made up of six elected offices: the Governor; Secretary of State; Attorney General; State Treasurer; Superintendent of Public Instruction; and State Mine Inspector.

    Arizona Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • The State Treasurer (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Legislative Power

    The legislative authority of the state shall be vested in the legislature, consisting of a senate and a house of representatives, but the people reserve the power to propose laws and amendments to the constitution and to enact or reject such laws and amendments at the polls, independently of the legislature; and they also reserve, for use at their own option, the power to approve or reject at the polls any act, or item, section, or part of any act, of the legislature.

    Judicial Branch
    1501 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power shall be vested in an integrated judicial department consisting of a supreme court, such intermed iate appellate courts as may be provided by law, a superior court, such courts inferior to the superior court as may be provided by law, and justice courts.

    The Arizona Supreme Court is the highest court in Arizona.

    The court currently consists of one chief justice, a vice chief justice, and three associate justices.

    Arizona Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(60)
    (25)(35)
    State Senators(30)
    (13)(17)
    US Representatives(9)
    (4)(5)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Arizona Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The Governor has the power to call the legislature into special sessions. Every bill passed by the legislature must be submitted to the Governor for approval or rejection.

    Qualifications

    Candidates for elected executive office in Arizona must be at least twenty-five years of age, a citizen of the United States for ten years, and a resident of Arizona for five years.

    Election

    Arizona elects governors during federal midterm election years.

    Term of Office

    The Governor is elected to a four year term and in 1992 a constitutional amendment limited the Governor.

    Limit on Tenure

    All executive department officials to two terms.

    Salary

    $95,000.

    Qualification age

    Must be at least twenty-five years of age.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State and Director of the Department of Law.

    Qualifications

    He or she is required to have been a practicing attorney before the State Supreme Court for five years prior to election.

    Election

    Arizonans elect their attorney general in midterm election years for a term of four years.

    Term of Office

    The Attorney General is elected to office to a four-year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    Term limits 2 consecutive terms.

    Salary

    $90,000.

    Qualification age

    To be at least 25 years old.

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The Secretary of State’'s duties are primarily those of record keeper and distributor of informa-tion. The Secretary of State is the keeper of the seal. He or she is the chief elections officer for the state; administrator of the Uniform Commercial Code; registration officer for lobbyists, notary public appointments, trade names, and trademarks.

    Qualifications

    Candidates for elected executive office in Arizona must be at least twenty-five years of age, a citizen of the United States for ten years, and a resident of Arizona for five years.

    Election

    Arizonans elect their secretary of state in midterm election years for a term of four years.

    Term of Office

    term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Term limits two consecutive terms.

    Salary

    $70,000

    Qualification age

    Candidates for elected executive office in Arizona must be at least twenty-five years of age

    The State Treasurer
    Authority

    The State Treasurer is the chief financial officer of the State. All state revenues are deposited with his office by law, and he is responsible for the safekeeping of all state securities.

    Qualifications

    The Arizona Constitution requires all of the officers in the state's executive department, including the treasurer, to be at least 25 years old, a U.S. citizen for 10 years, and an Arizona resident for five years.

    Election

    Arizonans elect their treasurer in midterm election years for a term of four years.

    Term of Office

    The State Treasurer is elected to a four-year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    Limited to two consecutive terms.

    Salary

    $70,000

    Qualification age

    To be at least 25 years old.

    Arizona State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The House elects a speaker who serves as presiding officer of the body. Duties of the speaker include preserving order and decorum, deciding point of order, appointing a speaker pro tempore, and may vote in all cases except to determine the speaker's own rulings.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be a member of the Legislature unless he shall be a citizen of the United States at the time of his election, nor unless he shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and shall have been a resident of Arizona at least three years and of the county from which he is elected at least one year before his election."

    Election

    The house of representatives shall be composed of two members elected from each of the thirty legislative districts established pursuant to this section.

    Term of Office

    Length of term 2.

    Limit on Tenure

    Term limits 4 (8 years)

    Salary

    $24,000/year + per diem.

    Qualification age

    twenty-five years of age.

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The President of the Senate serves as presiding officer and is chosen from the Senate membership.

    Qualifications

    "No person shall be a member of the Legislature unless he shall be a citizen of the United States at the time of his election, nor unless he shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and shall have been a resident of Arizona at least three years and of the county from which he is elected at least one year before his election."

    Election

    The senate shall be composed of one member elected from each of the thirty legislative districts established pursuant to this section.

    Term of Office

    Length of term 2.

    Limit on Tenure

    Arizona senators are subject to term limits of no more than four two-year terms, or a total of eight years

    Salary

    $24,000/year + per diem.

    Qualification age

    twenty-five years of age.

    Arizona State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    Power to issue injunctions and writs of mandamus, review, prohibition, habeas corpus, certiorari, and all other writs necessary and proper to the complete exercise of its appellate and revisory jurisdiction.

    Qualifications

    A justice of the supreme court shall be a person of good moral character and admitted to the practice of law in and a resident of the state of Arizona for ten years next preceding his taking office.

    Election

    All justices on the Arizona Supreme Court are chosen, using the assisted appointment method.

    Term of Office

    Justices of the supreme court shall hold office for a regular term of six years except as provided by this article.

    Limit on Tenure

    Following the initial appointment judges are subject to a retention election in the next general election which occurs more than two years after the appointment.

    Chief Salary

    $160,000

    Associates Salary

    $155,000

    Qualification age

    The candidate must be less than 70 years old, since there is a mandatory retirement age of 70.

    The Court Appeal
    Authority

    The court hears appeals of civil and criminal cases from the superior courts, except when a death sentence has been imposed. If the superior court imposes a death sentence, the case is always appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court.

    Qualifications

    A resident of Arizona who has been licensed to practice law in the state for the five years immediately prior to taking office.

    Election

    Judges are selected by the commission/appointment method.

    Term of Office

    If retained, judges are elected to a full six-year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    $150,000

    Qualification age

    At least 30 years old.

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