(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will not appear on the Arizona primary ballot, according to the secretary of state's office.
Secretary of State Spokesman Matthew Robert told CNN Huntsman's petitions were not notarized and therefore rejected by the office. Monday was the deadline for candidates to file paperwork to appear on the Feb. 28 GOP primary ballots.
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Huntsman spokesman Tim Miller on Tuesday said the campaign believes it submitted the required forms properly and "are challenging the ruling and expect to be on the ballot."
Robert said there is no appeals process through the secretary of state's office and that challenges could be waged in court.
The latest ballot dust up follows an ongoing battle in Virginia, where Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were the only candidates to qualify for the March 6 Republican primary ballot. The state rejected filings from the campaigns of five other candidates after they failed to properly obtain 10,000 signatures from registered voters, 400 of which were required from each of Virginia's 11 congressional districts.
Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann, who has since suspended her presidential campaign, joined Rick Perry's lawsuit against the state's board of elections over laws Team Perry said are "unconstitutional."
In early January Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli reconsidered a proposal he made to ease the state's ballot restrictions by the March primary.
"After working through different scenarios with Republican and Democratic leaders to attempt to make changes in time for the 2012 Presidential election, my concern grows that we cannot find a way to make such changes fair to the Romney and Paul campaigns that qualified even with Virginia's burdensome system," Cuccinelli said in a statement.
– CNN's Steve Brusk contributed to this report.