Jun 7, 2021

Elections law is simply voter suppression

SB1485, which our governor signed as quickly as possible, to avoid voter contact, which he knows is objectionable, is voter suppression pure and simple. Other words are just distractions to this fact. Voters know this and will act.

Mar 18, 2021

Elections must be won on ideas, not unfair rules

Please take the time to give these bills some thought, develop your own opinions and contact your legislator with your position. In other words, we encourage you to participate in the political process and to help improve the integrity of our elections.

Mar 10, 2021

House panel OKs purge of early voter list

A bill to remove voters from the Permanent Early Voting List if they miss four elections in a row is headed to the full House.

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Mar 8, 2021

Independent voters will be harmed by election reform proposal

To put it more directly, should this bill pass without dropping the requirement to vote in partisan primary elections, independent Arizona voters will be well within their rights to sue to block that blatantly unconstitutional feature.

Mar 3, 2021

Disenfranchising voters is not ‘election reform’

Arizonans have an election system that is safe, secure, and convenient. Through the hard work of election officials and leaders from both parties, our voting system serves as a national model. Despite this success, we are now witnessing legislative efforts aimed at not only undoing this carefully crafted system, but actually attempting to suppress the votes of Arizonans. These efforts are misguid[...]

Dec 17, 2020

Discontent with vote bringing slew of election bills

As a significant portion of Arizona Republicans continue fighting to overturn the results of the last election, some GOP lawmakers have pivoted to crafting legislation to change how future elections are conducted.

Sep 18, 2020

County has plans to count ballots if COVID strikes staff

The state’s largest county has a plan to keep tabulating ballots if the Elections Department gets hit with an outbreak of COVID-19 before the November 3 election.

May 8, 2020

Pandemic’s role unknown in rise of early voters

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.

Apr 10, 2020

All mail election debate gets new life, spurred by virus

A fight is brewing in Arizona over whether to switch to an all-mail ballot for the primary and general election in order to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Jan 24, 2019

GOP bill would restrict vote-by-mail options

Ignoring the testimony of county election officials, Republican lawmakers voted to bar Arizona voters who receive their ballot by mail from turning them in by hand.

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Feb 1, 2013

Lawmakers push election overhaul — target early voting, contributions, signature gathering

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.