Leading up to Arizona's centennial Feb. 14, we'll reprint a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.

Jan. 19, 1912

PHOENIX - The checkers at the Capitol are canvassing the returns from Maricopa County in the general election of December 12. They expect to complete the Maricopa County canvass by tomorrow. When they finish the canvass of Maricopa, they will be half through their task. They will have canvassed the voters of seven counties - Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee and Maricopa.

The canvassing board started on its work January 2. Judging from the progress of the work to date, the returns will be ready to be certified to President Taft by February 2, at the farthest. This should ensure statehood by February 10. The first state Legislature will meet about March 20.

- The Tucson Citizen

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