Hoping to lessen the crush of provisional ballots that delayed the final tally after the November election, the new Senate Elections Committee took its first step in changing the laws governing Arizona’s Permanent Early Voter List.Read More »
Maricopa County elections officials don’t want to see a repeat of 2012.
After Election Day, the county had a record number of provisional ballots. For two weeks afterward, they counted votes, including thousands of provisional ballots caused by people who had received early ballots in the mail but chose to vote in person on Election Day instead.
When Arizonans make their way to the polls Nov. 6, a small army of volunteers will meet them there, hoping to prevent the illicit manipulation of the election.
The group’s leaders don’t want to disclose the details of their plan and elections officials have expressed mixed feelings about their tactics. Nonetheless, Verify the Vote AZ is training its volunteers in locations throughout the state and promises to make an impact on Election Day.
The State Bar of Arizona on Tuesday dismissed a complaint against former lawmaker Ben Miranda, who admitted to signing nomination petitions he didn’t personally circulate.Read More »
Election officials are reporting a light turnout at precincts for today’s primaries.Read More »
The Checks and Balances in Government initiative appears to have a slim chance of getting on the November ballot because a large percentage of the initiative’s petition signatures are invalid.Read More »
Should voters be able to wear their tea party t-shirts — or clothing containing any political message — to the voting booth? A panel of lawmakers on Monday said they should have that right.Read More »
Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox said on the witness stand today that her ordeal with former County Attorney Andrew Thomas has made her question whether to run for re-election in 2012.Read More »
Karen Osborne has been leading the Maricopa County Elections Department for 15 years. Osborne sat down with the Arizona Capitol Times on Oct. 12 to discuss elections reforms, past voting controversies and what the future holds for voters.Read More »
The Sheriff's captain who last year headed up a secretive political committee that broke campaign finance laws in its efforts to support Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is threatening to sue the county for "emotional distress" and investigate county officials for federal crimes unless it pays him $75,000.Read More »