Democrats and Latino activists are concerned that Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling lifting the requirement that Arizona and other states get federal approval for election and voting law changes may have ended their best chance of stopping a newly passed omnibus election law.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Hundreds gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to rally in support of a federal voter-protection law that governs mostly Southern states with a history of discrimination, including Arizona.Read More »
Arizona, already at odds with the federal government and civil-rights groups over immigration, is adding voter ID and the Voting Rights Act to the disputes.Read More »
As the Open Government Committee tries to convince Arizonans to support its plan for a “top-two” primary election system in Arizona, it has yet to convince the state’s fastest growing voting bloc.Read More »
Opponents of Arizona’s voter identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to let a lower court decision take effect that would end the state’s requirement of proof of citizenship for voter registration.Read More »
The author of a measure that seeks to prohibit people from running for office if they have outstanding elections-related fines will be asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an expedited review of the bill.
The measure, if enacted before the deadline to file candidate paperwork in this year’s elections, would impact former Rep. Doug Quelland, who has refused to pay a $31,000 Clean Elections fine.
Republican critics of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will file two lawsuits that seek to force the redrawing of the commission’s approved legislative and congressional districts.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Justice today approved the legislative map drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office asked a federal court to dismiss its lawsuit against a provision of the Voting Rights Act, saying it doesn’t have the resources to fight an expensive court battle.Read More »
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, two Republican lawmakers said the congressional and legislative maps approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission fall short in protecting minority voting strength.Read More »