Election officials say it’s nearly impossible to know if the pandemic has led to an increase in voters who have registered to the state’s Permanent Early Voting List compared to other election years because nobody keeps track of that data.Read More »
After failing to get an apology from Maricopa County GOP Chairman A.J. LaFaro for his characterization of their canvasser as a “a vulgar, disrespectful thug that has no respect for our laws,” Citizens for a Better Arizona is pushing ahead with a defamation lawsuit against the Republican.Read More »
A Peoria City Council candidate who was left off the primary ballot sent to early voters twice filed suit Aug. 7 in federal court to ask for a special election in November, hours before the City Council voted on a way to fix the problem.Read More »
Candidate Ken Krieger said he has spent $7,000, knocked on thousands of doors, made thousands of personal phone calls to voters and even won a legal challenge to stay in the race for the Peoria City Council.Read More »
Mysterious visits to south Phoenix home became catalyst for new elections law
Rey Valenzuela was at his home in south Phoenix during election season last year when a young man, clipboard in hand, knocked on his door and asked for his wife.
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.
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.Read More »
In Maricopa County precincts with higher minority populations, greater chance of casting provisional ballots
Maricopa County voters living in precincts with higher percentages of minorities had a greater chance of casting provisional ballots in the Nov. 6 election, a Cronkite News Service analysis found.Read More »
Democrats and voting rights advocates say they have lawyers and volunteers ready to respond to poll watchers mobilized by Verify the Vote, an Arizona offshoot of a tea party-backed group dedicated to preventing voter fraud.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 »