The iArizona Committee is headed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and backed by a broad coalition of local politicians, construction contractors and business interests. Their ultimate goal is to boost Arizona’s economy and status as a transportation hub connecting Los Angeles, Dallas and Mexico, as well as linking Arizona’s manufacturing and economic hubs to one another.Read More »
Gallardo: HB2305 unnecessary, election problems could be solved with leftover HAVA money
Several provisions of HB2305 were drafted in direct response to problems in the 2012 election, when it took 11 days to call a close congressional race and an all-time high number of voters were forced to cast provisional ballots.
At a recent Phoenix City Council District 8 candidate forum in a central Phoenix church, the pews were nearly filled with roughly 80 political junkies getting their fix.Read More »
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett now says there's more than 631,000 early and provisional ballots statewide that have yet to be processed and counted.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s re-election campaign launched a robocall Monday warning that county officials don’t want voters to give their early ballot to anyone who offers to deliver it to the recorder’s office.
But that warning, the elections officials say, is not accurate.
The challenge to Rep. Catherine Miranda’s primary election results was filed too late, a judge ruled Monday.Read More »
Hispanic activists are threatening to sue Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell if she doesn’t retract and clarify a statement she made last week.Read More »
The balance between election officials’ need for time to count signatures and petition gatherers’ need to satisfy a mathematical margin-of-error quietly tipped last year. The result is higher bar for citizen initiatives to get onto the ballot.Read More »
A trio of judges granted state House candidate Darin Mitchell’s appeal to stay on the November ballot today, just moments before the final tally in the Legislative District 13 district meeting vote declared Rep. Russ Jones as Mitchell’s replacement.Read More »
Darin Mitchell, the legislative candidate who was removed from the November 6 ballot yesterday after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that he did not live in the district he planned to represent, has filed an appeal.Read More »