Court nominees lean political – now favor Dems
For the first time in over a decade, Democrats outnumber Republicans on nomination lists for the trial and appellate courts.
Judge denies parties’ real-time access to voter info when ballot is deficient
The Arizona Democratic Party is not entitled to a real-time time access to a list of voters whose signatures on early ballot envelopes do not match what’s on file or when a voter forgets to sign entirely, a judge rule late Wednesday. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy acknowledged that the information sought is […]
Study: Most independents identify as moderates
A study by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy showed that registered independents, who last year became the largest bloc of voters in the state, overwhelmingly view themselves as moderates, are issue-driven and, perhaps most importantly, don’t exercise the political muscle they have in elections.
Libertarians, Greens will look to courts if election referendum fails
Even if the referendum drive against the omnibus elections measure HB2305 falls short, Greens and Libertarians may still be able to strike down a requirement in the legislation that dramatically increases the number of signatures they need to get on the ballot.
Judge blocks top-two initiative from ballot
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge issued an injunction against the Open Elections/Open Government Act today, ruling that a provision on the election of political parties’ officers violates a rule requiring ballot initiatives to focus on a single subject.
Bill would allow political clothing at polls
An Arizona House committee has approved a bill overturning a ban on political clothing and other materials such as buttons and signs within 75 feet of polling places.
Arizona voters choosing independence
Arizona voters continue to skip the party. The Secretary of State's Office says new registration figures show independents outnumbered Democrats for the first time in January.
Americans Elect becomes recognized political party in Arizona
The Americans Elect Party doesn’t have a platform or philosophy, but it will be an officially recognized party on Arizona ballots in 2012.
Candidate challenges at-a-glance
Here are the results, and pending appeals, of petition challenges against congressional, statewide and legislative candidates — and one justice of the peace candidate.
Arizona recognizes Green Party as official party
Arizona recognizes Green Party as official party.