A lawyer representing Attorney General Tom Horne’s alleged co-conspirator in his campaign finance case is arguing the case should be dismissed because the Secretary of State’s Office did not have the authority to bypass Horne and send it directly to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.Read More »
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Personal problems, problems from constituents and even problems that admittedly don’t exist are sometimes the basis for bills Arizona lawmakers introduce.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett and other Arizona officials are breaking ground Friday for construction of a World War II memorial to be located in Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix.Read More »
The clerical error that led to two different versions of a ballot measure was an honest mistake that did not confuse voters, and thus didn’t warrant Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s decision to bar measure from going to voters, the Supreme Court said in an opinion published today.Read More »
In Maricopa County precincts with higher minority populations, greater chance of casting provisional ballots
Maricopa County voters living in precincts with higher percentages of minorities had a greater chance of casting provisional ballots in the Nov. 6 election, a Cronkite News Service analysis found.Read More »
The state’s highest election official concluded that Gov. Jan Brewer can’t seek another term, an idea she has floated a few times.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has taken a nearly week-long out-of-state work trip that was shrouded in secrecy Monday as she skipped an event to certify election ballots and her spokesman refused to disclose her location.Read More »
Following several close contests and two weeks of counting, Secretary Ken Bennett and other state officials today signed the official canvass and certified last month’s election results.
The move effectively ended the 2012 campaign cycle and heralded the start of the new one.
Election Day dragged on for two weeks before the final ballot was counted in Arizona, highlighting the challenges that elections officials face.Read More »
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is proposing a wholesale overhaul of the state's vote-counting system in the wake of embarrassing delays counting more than 630,000 ballots statewide from the Nov. 6 general election.Read More »