Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, who left office after two terms as the state’s top law enforcement official in January 2011, has considered running for several offices next year, including Corporation Commission and his old job at the Attorney General’s Office. But he said he decided to run for secretary of state because of his commitment to voter access and his opposition to anonymous “dark money.”Read More »
The executive director of a federal commission with no commissioners is going to decide whether Arizona can require voter registrants who use federal forms to provide proof of citizenship.Read More »
Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor ended her exploratory campaign and announced an official run for secretary of state, becoming the first Democrat in the race for Arizona’s number two office.Read More »
Several Arizona lawmakers have weighed in on the Obama administration’s weekend announcement of an agreement intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program – and most are not pleased.Read More »
The Green Party has lost its automatic spot on Arizona ballots because it doesn't have enough registered party members and also didn't have enough members vote in last year's presidential election.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett hasn’t exactly been shy about his gubernatorial ambitions. Bennett, a former Senate president, formed an exploratory committee in May 2011, just four months after being sworn in for his full term as secretary of state, and was open about his desire to run for the state’s top office well before that. But on Tuesday, about one year before the 2014 general election, Bennett officially kicked off his campaign for the Ninth Floor.Read More »
Lone Democrat outweighed by crowded Republican field for governor
Next year’s primary is shaping up to be the hottest contest for a Republican gubernatorial nomination in more than 20 years.
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.
Arizona's voter registration numbers have dropped by about 3,000 since the last report in July.Read More »
Rep. Justin Pierce says he's running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014.Read More »