- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - An elections official says a court ruling means two at-large seats for the Maricopa County Community College District’s governing board won’t appear on the November general election ballot.

The state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a 2010 state law adding the two at-large seats violates the Arizona Constitution’s prohibition against so-called local laws because the 2010 law applied only to Maricopa County.

County Elections Director Karen Osborne told the Arizona Capitol Times (https://bit.ly/1pMLnuU ) that the candidates for those two seats will be pulled from the ballot pending an appeal.

The Attorney General’s Office did not immediately respond to an inquiry on whether the state will appeal the ruling.

Officeholders, education officials and activists filed the lawsuit challenging the law.

The district’s board currently has five members elected by districts.

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