After taking advantage of an anti-incumbent mood that swept the nation and secured supermajority control of both chambers of the Arizona Legislature two years ago, Republicans are now poised to lose their veto-proof hold at the state Capitol.Read More »
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The state of Arizona asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to let the state's requirement that people prove their citizenship in order to register to vote remain in effect during the current election cycle.Read More »
In an election year, frequent campaign announcements come as no surprise. What is surprising, however, is where some of the announcements are coming from.Read More »
In the upcoming elections, party loyalty doesn’t guarantee an uncontested race.
The highest-ranking Republican and Democrat in the House of Representatives both face crowded primaries this August.
Democrat Ron Barber had $390,000 on hand for the remaining two weeks of the campaign to succeed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, compared to $83,000 for Republican Jesse Kelly, according to new campaign reports.Read More »
Crandall easily qualified for the ballot yesterday, filing nearly 50 percent more signatures than he needed – but he described the process as a “near coronary” in a posting last night on Twitter.Read More »
Despite a flood of letters from cities and towns opposing the bill, Gov. Jan Brewer today signed legislation requiring municipalities to consolidate their elections with the state.Read More »
The work of the 50th Legislature is officially completed, but rumors were circulating last week that some Republicans are – or will be – working on a referral to compete with the Open Government initiative, which seeks to overhaul the state’s elections system by allowing everybody to vote in an open primary with the top two winners, regardless of party, competing in a runoff.Read More »
The author of a measure that seeks to prohibit people from running for office if they have outstanding elections-related fines will be asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an expedited review of the bill.
The measure, if enacted before the deadline to file candidate paperwork in this year’s elections, would impact former Rep. Doug Quelland, who has refused to pay a $31,000 Clean Elections fine.
Dozens of local and county officials are asking Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that would force cities to consolidate their elections dates with the state.
They argued that HB2826 would stamp out local control, politicize non-partisan elections and increase election costs.