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Election reform must be bipartisan and transparent

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In the days after the 2012 general election, Arizona made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. A large number of provisional and early ballots remained uncounted from election night, and the multi- week process of counting these ballots provided the national media fodder to continue the theme of dysfunction in Arizona government.

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School-choice group pushes parent trigger law (access required)

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First it was featured in a controversial summer movie, and now it could come to a school near you. A liberal school-choice group from California is trying to build a coalition of local education groups to pass an Arizona law allowing parents to take over failing schools.

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Thousands of provisional problems on Election Day (access required)

Mesa resident Paul Garrett discusses his frustration with a Mesa police officer about being told he was required to cast a provisional ballot on Election Day. Garrett was one of thousands of Arizonans who was surprised to learn that since he requested an early ballot, he would have to cast a provisional ballot if he decided to vote at his polling place on Election Day. (Photo by Hank Stephenson/Arizona Capitol Times)

Shortly after noon on Election Day, Paul Garrett walked into his polling place in Mesa, ready to cast his vote. But when he got into line and told the poll worker his name, he was advised that he had already received his early ballot in the mail, so he would have to cast a provisional ballot.

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