Election 2012 News

Nov 19, 2013

Horne sues group over TV ads

Attorney General Tom Horne is suing a conservative political group over wording in a television ad claiming that he is still under an investigation by the FBI.

Apr 15, 2013

Advocacy groups’ poll indicates most voters oppose early ballot bill

Nearly 60 percent of Arizona voters oppose a bill that could stop some voters from automatically receiving early mail-in ballots, according to a poll announced Monday by liberal advocacy groups ONE Arizona and Arizona Working Families.

Apr 15, 2013

Horne vs. Montgomery — the fight over the fight

Before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office can try to win its campaign finance fight against Tom Horne and Kathleen Winn, it’ll have to win the fight over whether it can prosecute the attorney general and his ally in the first place.

2012 canvass
Apr 15, 2013

Ballot access getting easier for candidates, harder for initiatives

Candidates for office in Arizona have never had an easier time getting on the ballot, but lawmakers are looking to raise the bar for citizen initiatives, referendums and recalls.

Experts say changes are needed in Arizona’s approach to early voting
Apr 15, 2013

Despite changes to election reform bills, Democrats, Hispanics still opposed

Latino voters and Democratic lawmakers remain opposed to two controversial bills to reform Arizona’s early voting system despite efforts to add bipartisan amendments to each measure.

Some Arizona voters find ‘convenience voting’ adds to their confusion
Apr 15, 2013

Arizona ranks low in election performance

Arizona’s rate of rejected ballots and high numbers of provisional and early voting and absentee ballots submitted has landed the state in the bottom third of all U.S. states for election performance in previous elections.

Legislative candidates find success switching from ‘clean’ to traditional
Dec 21, 2012

Legislative candidates find success switching from ‘clean’ to traditional

The end of matching funds precipitated record low participation in Arizona’s Clean Elections system this year, and the candidates who switched away from publicly funded campaigns fared well.

Joe Arpaio
Dec 20, 2012

Support for Sheriff Arpaio declines even in some GOP strongholds

While Joe Arpaio’s political dominance carried him to a sixth term as Maricopa County sheriff, his 2012 re-election reveals a geographically divided electorate and dwindling support among Republican-leaning suburbanites.

Dec 18, 2012

Bennett to testify before Congress on voting rights

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has accepted an invitation to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Damage caused by a rock being thrown through a window at the Maricopa County Recorders' Office (Submitted photo)
Dec 12, 2012

Vandalism, intimidation and cyber threats plagued Maricopa Elections Department during vote counting

In the days following the election, the Maricopa County Elections Department endured harassment, vandalism and a possible cyber attack – all while the office was trying to count a record number of votes left over from Election Day.

Redistricting Commission seeks cash for defense
Dec 7, 2012

Finance reports hint at high profile ballot prop losses

Two well-funded ballot initiatives went down in defeat last month, but as their final finance reports showed, their campaign coffers had perhaps foreshadowed the elections’ outcome.

Dec 5, 2012

Court: Prop 204 clerical error didn’t confuse voters

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.