The failure of Secretary of State Michele Reagan to properly monitor last month’s presidential primary is grounds to have the results voided even if it won’t change the outcome, an attorney challenging the results told a judge Tuesday.Read More »
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell and Elections Director Karen Osborne are emphasizing that the decision to dramatically reduce the number of polling places for the presidential preference election didn’t occur in a vacuum.Read More »
Those who know Helen Purcell acknowledge she grossly miscalculated the March 22 turnout. But they say the hostility toward her and calls for her resignation are uncalled for after almost 30 years of solidly running elections.Read More »
A meeting on Wednesday to certify primary election results prompted more backlash against Arizona officials over long lines and waits to cast ballots at some polls in Phoenix.Read More »
Amid a raucous crowd’s calls for Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell’s resignation and demands for a “revote,” lawmakers delved into the problems that turned last week’s presidential preference election into a fiasco featuring hours-long lines and chronic voter registration problems.Read More »
With the protests over the high number of provisional ballots and delayed election results in 2012 still fresh in their minds, elections officials are taking steps to ensure the 2014 election is not a repeat.Read More »
Women embarking on their first political campaign for public office got some advice from the pros at the Arizona Capitol Times’ third annual Women in Public Policy event at the W Hotel in Scottsdale on Nov. 20.Read More »
In the wake of Arizona’s 2012 general election, which was marred by large numbers of uncounted ballots holding up the decision in one congressional district race for 11 days, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said the election system isn’t broken. But he still wants to fix it.Read More »
People who said they registered for an early ballot but never received one. People confused about the identification needed to vote. People told they weren’t on a precinct’s voting list.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.