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2014 Legislative Races

Ballot harvest: Video sparks new debate over banning bulk voting technique (access required)

A video which shows a Citizens for a Better Arizona canvasser dropping hundreds of ballots into a box at the Maricopa County Elections Department has re-ignited the debate over “ballot harvesting” by voter outreach groups. The practice is perfectly legal. But that hasn’t stopped critics from claiming voter fraud and even posting death threats against the canvasser in the comments section of the video on YouTube.

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Allen, O’Halleran compete to return to Legislature (access required)

No matter who wins the Senate race in Arizona’s Legislative District 6, the victor will be making a homecoming to the Capitol. Republican Sylvia Allen, 67, whose name will be printed on ballots in place of the deceased Sen. Chester Crandell, last served in the Senate in 2012. Her lone challenger, independent Tom O’Halleran, 68, was also once a senator, most recently in 2008.

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GOP targets Democrat Meyer — again — in moderate LD28 (access required)

Democratic Rep. Eric Meyer is the Republican Party’s great white whale in the Arizona House of Representatives. For six years, he has eluded a string of Republican candidates and fended off their attacks, beating the odds in three straight elections to win a House seat in the Republican-leaning but defiantly moderate Legislative District 28.

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