U.S. Election Assistance Commission

May 18, 2021

Fann threatens Maricopa County with more subpoenas

Senate President Karen Fann said lawmakers may have to take new steps -- including new subpoenas and possibly going back to court -- to get information that Maricopa County election officials are refusing to provide about their ballots and equipment.

Jan 29, 2021

Senate to do its own audit of election equipment

Unhappy with what Maricopa County has proposed, state senators are going ahead with their own audit of the general election, a move that could lead to a new court fight and even potentially a contempt vote.

Nov 14, 2017

Civil rights groups say state violates federal voter laws

Arizona and some state agencies are not fully complying with the National Voter Registration Act, according to several organizations now asking Secretary of State Michele Reagan to get involved.

In this photo from Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions during an Associated Press interview in Topeka, Kan. Kobach is the architect of a state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 16, 2014

Voter citizenship lawsuit looms over 2014 election

Kansas and Arizona are seeking to force the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to change its federal voter registration form for those states to include special instructions requiring citizenship documentation.

May 14, 2014

AZ, KS claim right to require documents to vote

Kansas and Arizona argued Tuesday they have a sovereign right to require proof of citizenship for voters in their states, even for federal elections.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne attends the official election canvass approval signing at the Historic Senate Chambers at the Capitol, Monday Dec. 3, 2012, in Phoenix. Horne is being investigated by the State Bar over allegations stemming from an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Jul 31, 2013

Horne threatens to sue federal commission over voter registration forms

Following the guidance of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, Attorney General Tom Horne has threatened to sue an effectively non-existent federal commission if it doesn’t put Arizona’s requirement of proof-of-citizenship on federal voter registration forms.

Horne is giving the U.S. Election Assistance Commission until Aug. 19 to act, stating in a July 26 letter to the commission’s acting e[...]