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  AZ-2006-Proposition 103 (English As The Official Language)
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Parents > United States > Arizona > Propositions > 2006 Propositions > AZ-2006-Proposition 103 (English as the Official Language)
OfficeInitiative
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline July 05, 2006 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 07, 2006 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 2006 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 01, 2007 - 01:00pm
Term End December 31, 9999 - 01:00pm
Turnout 59.19% Registered 29.35% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker July 25, 2007 03:00pm
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ENGLISH AS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; REPEALING ARTICLE XXVIII, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA; AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE XXVIII; RELATING TO ENGLISH AS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE.


Proposition 103 would replace the existing provision of the Constitution of Arizona with a new provision establishing English as the official language of this state. Representatives of the state or a local government would be required to preserve, protect and enhance the role of English as the official language.

Proposition 103 would require that all official actions of the government be conducted in English. Official actions include actions on behalf of the government that appear to present the position of the government or that bind the government. The proposition specifies situations in which state or local government could act in a language other than English, including:
1. When required by federal law or when necessary to preserve the right to petition the government.
2. In teaching languages other than English, or in using or preserving Native American languages.
3. In actions to protect the public health and safety, including law enforcement and emergency services, or to protect the rights of crime victims and criminal defendants.
4. Providing assistance to hearing impaired or illiterate persons.
5. In informal or nonbinding communications or translations among or betw

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Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
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Certified Votes1,114,273 (74.00%) 391,497 (26.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -722,776 (-48.00%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
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Entry Date 00/00/2006 00/00/2006  
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Adj Poll Avg53.46%-- 40.54%--  
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08/24/06-08/29/06
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