Three candidates battle it out for the office of Arizona Secretary of State, Jan Brewer (R), Israel Torres (D), and Ernest T. Hancock (L).

Partial list of duties of the Secretary of State: - Serves as Acting Governor when the Governor is absent from the State. The Secretary of State, if holding office by election, is first in line to succeed the governor in the event of death, resignation, removal from office, or permanent disability to discharge the duties of the office.

  • Serves as Chief Election Officer for the State and certifies candidates and measures (initiatives and referenda) to the ballot and certifies election results.