A requirement dating back to statehood that statewide candidates collect signatures from at least three counties in order to qualify for the ballot will be a thing of the past starting in 2016.Read More »
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A federal judge said that efforts by the Green Party to qualify for a place on the Arizona ballot this year may be legally insufficient.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill intended to prevent the Citizens Clean Elections Commission from regulating traditionally funded candidates, potentially sparking a lawsuit against it.Read More »
Arizona has a national reputation for hard-core conservatism, but it’s inevitable that Democrats will hold sway in the state as the Latino population grows and independent voters surge, a pollster said.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer returned to the place where the first seeds of her political career were planted to announce her retirement after more than 30 years in public office.Read More »
If former Attorney General Terry Goddard jumps into the 2014 elections, it will likely be as a candidate for secretary of state.Read More »
The Protect Your Right to Vote committee today announced they had collected more than 146,000 signatures in their quest to refer the election reform bill, HB2305, to the ballot.Read More »
Rich Crandall's Arizona state Senate seat was declared vacant by Senate President Andy Biggs on Aug. 22, days after Crandall notified Biggs that his resignation won’t take effect until midnight on Aug. 31. Biggs cited a portion of Arizona law that declares a legislative office can be deemed vacant now that Crandall is no longer a resident of the district.Read More »
Supporters of a controversial elections bill formed a campaign committee to combat a referendum drive aimed at putting it on the 2014 ballot.
Protect Our Secret Ballot was filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to defend HB2305. Sen. Michele Reagan, who sponsored several bills that were later included in the omnibus elections, is the group’s chair.
A judge ruled that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office lacks to the authority to pursue campaign finance allegations against Tom Horne and a top aide, giving the attorney general at least a temporary reprieve.Read More »