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.
DeWit blasts Reagan after she slams him over “sour grapes” on pamphlets
Secretary of State Michele Reagan has some harsh words for those who claim that office’s failure to mail 200,000 publicity pamphlets tilted the outcome of Tuesday’s special election in favor of Proposition 123. Her words are specifically for state Treasurer Jeff DeWit.
Committee takes first step in changing voting laws
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.
Watching the watchers
As Verify the Vote AZ prepares for its Election Day vote-watching operation, the Arizona Democratic Party is also readying its troops and planning to post election protection teams at polling sites to watch the watchers.
Early ballots chosen by most who voted in Arizona primary election
Slightly more than 26 percent of registered voters in Maricopa County cast ballots in the Aug. 28 primary election, the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office reported.
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.
Phoenix to use voting centers in city election
Phoenix will be using a new voting system in its municipal election, allowing voters to cast ballots at any of 26 voting centers.
Phoenix voters must register by Monday to vote in mayoral race
Monday is the last day that Phoenix residents will be able to register to vote in the mayoral and council election next month.
Voting may get more efficient, but farther from home
Arizona is taking a first step into a money-saving way to run elections, but a representative of a politically powerful seniors organization is cautioning that the change may confuse, and thus disenfranchise, some voters.
UpClose with Norris Nordvold: Former Phoenix official monitors elections in struggling democracies
Nordvold, a registered lobbyist and former city of Phoenix governmental affairs director, sat down with the Arizona Capitol Times to discuss his Election Day, Super Sunday in Azerbaijan, and other monitoring tales involving armored escorts and sleeping with ballots in his hotel room. He also recalls the first time he met Terry Goddard while riding on a bike path.
Secretary of State predicting 60-65 percent turnout
Voter turnout across the state Tuesday is expected to be on the high side. Arizona Secretary of State spokesman Matt Benson says turnout is predicted to be 60 to 65 percent.
Arizonans must show ID to vote at polling places
Arizona law requires voters casting ballots at polling places to show identification.