Following the long queues at polling places on Tuesday night, some had presumed that election officials wouldn’t immediately start releasing results online, as a way of ensuring that early results won’t have any influence on votes that have yet to be cast.Read More »
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Saying it will maintain election integrity, Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation to make felons out of those who collect the ballots of others to bring them to the polls.Read More »
Rather than take her dispute with the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to court, Secretary of State Michele Reagan is looking to a panel tasked with overseeing agency regulations to halt a new commission rule that she argued infringes on her authority.Read More »
Last year, Republican lawmakers said they heard the public’s outcry loud and clear, and they repealed their high-profile, far-reaching 2013 election law, HB2305.Read More »
There appears to be little doubt lawmakers will have to rewrite a key provision of Arizona’s election laws after a federal judge’s ruling that it is unconstitutional.Read More »
The vast majority of voters cast their ballots by mail, but not Rep. Michelle Ugenti. She cast her Aug. 26 primary ballot the old-fashioned way, in a booth, at the neighborhood polling place. The only problem is that the unopposed Republican incumbent, who represents Scottsdale at the state Legislature, voted at the polling place associated with a house in which she no longer lived.Read More »
An Arizona House committee is set to hear a bill repealing a sweeping 2013 election law that galvanized voter's rights groups, Democrats and third-party candidates.Read More »
To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.Read More »
Specter of anonymous campaign spending looms over 2014
Next year’s elections are shaping up like 2012 — organizations with generic names, big checkbooks and secret contributors spending millions to influence Arizona’s elections.
Debate over HB2305 continues after opponents gather enough signatures to put it on the ballot
Groups opposing the state’s election reform law rejoiced on Oct. 29 when the secretary of state concluded the referendum against the law has enough signatures to appear on the 2014 ballot.