Supreme Court tossed out heart of Voting Rights Act, next ruling could go further
Within hours of a U.S. Supreme Court decision dismantling a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Texas lawmakers announced plans to implement a strict voter ID law that had been blocked by a federal court. Lawmakers in Alabama said they would press forward with a similar law that had been on hold, while the Supreme Court weakened another section of the Voting Rights Act with a ruling from Arizo[...]
Arizona Supreme Court will allow early voting to continue despite GOP challenge
Arizonans will be able to continue to vote early despite efforts by the Arizona Republican Party to have the practice declared illegal.
Bill would strip voters’ ability to drop off early ballots on Election Day
It's being billed as a method to get more rapid election results. But a measure awaiting Senate debate would strip people who get early ballots in the mail of the option to hang on to them until the last minute and then simply drop them off at a polling place on Election Day.
State GOP makes another effort to kill on-demand early voting
The Arizona Republican Party is making a last-ditch effort to get a court to do what lawmakers have so far refused: Kill on-demand early voting in the state.
Court allows vote by mail despite GOP’s efforts to kill practice
All Arizonans will continue to be able to vote by mail despite efforts by the state Republican Party to kill the practice. The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected arguments by a lawyer for the GOP and Kelli Ward, its chair, that allowing people to vote from their own homes or anywhere other than a polling place violates a constitutional requirement for a secret ballot.
Court of Appeals to consider Lake’s bid to overturn election results
The state Court of Appeals will consider later this month whether to expedite a bid by Kari Lake to overturn the results of the gubernatorial election she lost by more than 17,000 votes.
After midterms, GOP reconsidering antipathy to mail ballots
Republicans in Arizona and other parts of the country have handed Democrats an advantage in balloting due to former President Donald Trump's false claims about the risks of mail voting. Conservative conspiracy theorists urged GOP voters to wait until Election Day before casting their ballots and spun tales about how such a strategy would prevent Democrats from rigging voting machines to steal the [...]
Lawsuit Ward, GOP file claims mail-in, early voting violates Constitution
A lawsuit seeking to strike down mail-in voting had its day in the Court of Appeals today. The suit, filed by the Arizona Republican Party and party chair Kelli Ward against the Secretary of State, county recorders and the state, alleges the decades-old, mail-in early voting system violates the Arizona Constitution as it does not fulfill the provision that “secrecy in voting shall be preserved.[...]
Cochise County delays election certification, despite risk of violating law
Cochise County Supervisors Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby voted today to defy the election certification deadline and delayed their vote to Friday, putting the county in violation of Arizona law and at risk of nullifying their residents’ votes.
Tally shows 510-vote loss, Hamadeh files lawsuit
Republican Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh filed an election contest on Tuesday evening, a day after a final vote tally left Hamadeh 510 votes behind Democrat Kris Mayes in the race.
Arizona voters reject effort to enact stricter voter ID law
Arizona voters who overwhelmingly cast their ballots by mail have rejected a measure that would have required them to add more information to the simple signature and date they now put on the back of the return envelope.
Groups can fight law eliminating permanent early voting list
Voting rights groups can contest a 2021 state law that eliminates the state's permanent early voting list.