A state lawmaker wants to create an independent, nonpartisan commission that would investigate alleged violations of election laws as well as ethics complaints lodged against elected state officials.Read More »
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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.Read More »
Rep. Catherine Miranda, a Phoenix Democrat expected to be re-elected in Legislative District 27, is under investigation for possible election law violations.Read More »
Arizona is preparing to launch a new signature-gathering system that will fundamentally change the way political candidates go about qualifying for the 2012 ballot.
Beginning Feb. 1, voters will be able go online to sign nominating petitions for candidates who want to run for statewide office and the Legislature.
Arizona voters continue to skip the party. The Secretary of State's Office says new registration figures show independents outnumbered Democrats for the first time in January.Read More »
Processing of petitions to force a recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce is running ahead of schedule, increasing the possibility that an election would be held in November.Read More »
Arizonans won’t have to wait until the next scandal to see their elected officials’ financial disclosure forms.Read More »
Rumors at the Capitol are that the top two candidates to replace Paul Senseman as Brewer's director of communications are Arizona Republican Party Communications spokesman Matt Roberts and Department of Corrections flak Barrett Marson.Read More »
Voter-registration figures showing that independents are increasing their share of Arizona's electorate reflect that the major political parties are becoming more polarized and alienating voters, a political scientist said Oct. 27.Read More »