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The Arizona Supreme Court from left are Robert Brutinel, John Lopez, John Pelander, Scott Bales, Andrew Gould, Clint Bolick, Ann Scott Timmer.
Nov 22, 2018

Justices: Subpoenaed petition circulators must show for court

The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a legal tactic used by those seeking to keep voter-proposed laws off the ballot.

Jul 23, 2018

Question of signature validity at heart of challenge to energy measure

The question of whether voters get to decide on a new renewable energy mandate for utilities could turn, in part, on how many petition signatures a judge lets Arizona Public Service challenge.

Nov 21, 2013

Arizona decertifies Green Party for low numbers

The Green Party has lost its automatic spot on Arizona ballots because it doesn't have enough registered party members and also didn't have enough members vote in last year's presidential election.

Nov 1, 2013

Reforming election reform

Debate over HB2305 continues after opponents gather enough signatures to put it on the ballot

Groups opposing the state’s election reform law rejoiced on Oct. 29 when the secretary of state concluded the referendum against the law has enough signatures to appear on the 2014 ballot.

Sep 23, 2013

Election bill referendum will be held to higher standard

The referendum drive against an elections bill passed by the Legislature in June will have a tough standard to meet if it goes to court. Referendums in Arizona are subject to a judicial standard known as strict compliance, which requires absolute adherence to the letter of the law. Initiatives and recalls, on the other hand, […]

Sep 20, 2013

Capitol Quotes: September 20, 2013

This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene.

Sep 11, 2013

Anti Medicaid expansion referendum falls short

The writing has been on the wall for a while, but now it’s official – Medicaid expansion won’t be on the ballot next November.

Sep 11, 2013

Election law opponents claim 146,000 signatures, say they will force referendum

The Protect Your Right to Vote committee today announced they had collected more than 146,000 signatures in their quest to refer the election reform bill, HB2305, to the ballot.

Jul 26, 2013

Supporters of controversial elections law start second committee to defend against referendum

The referendum effort against the state’s controversial new election law is now facing a two-pronged opposition, as a second political action committee filed paperwork July 23 to fight the referendum.

Jul 26, 2013

Political groups try to keep HB2305 from becoming law

When lawmakers rolled several controversial elections changes into one jam-packed omnibus bill and approved it in the final moments of the legislative session, a coalition of disparate political groups coalesced around a single goal: to stop the bill from becoming law.

Sen. Michele Reagan
Jul 15, 2013

Backers of elections bill create committee to head off challenge

Supporters of a controversial elections bill formed a campaign committee to combat a referendum drive aimed at putting it on the 2014 ballot.

Protect Our Secret Ballot was filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to defend HB2305. Sen. Michele Reagan, who sponsored several bills that were later included in the omnibus elections, is the group’s chair.

Some Arizona voters find ‘convenience voting’ adds to their confusion
Jul 1, 2013

Election law opponents move toward a referendum

Critics of the state’s new election law today filed papers to create a political committee that will challenge the legislation through a referendum.