Maricopa County, Arizona Republican Party,presidential preference, election, GOP, Republicans,
Aug 29, 2023

Maricopa County Republican Committee wants state GOP to cancel Arizona’s usual presidential preference elections

The Maricopa County Republican Committee wants the state GOP to cancel Arizona's normal presidential preference election and instead hold its own vote -- one that would not include any mail-in balloting and would require anyone who wants to vote to show up and vote in-person on Election Day.

legislation, child sex dollars, Senate, House, Nguyen, Bliss
Jan 12, 2023

Senators mull penalizing absent state officials  

Senators are considering legislation that would tighten absence rules for several state entities, including the Legislature.  

Hamadeh, Mayes, attorney general, lawsuit, Mayes, Maricopa County,
Jan 4, 2023

Hamadeh’s bid for attorney general continues as he seeks new trial

Abe Hamadeh’s bid for attorney general marches on as he filed a motion for a new trial, citing vote total discrepancies revealed in Pinal County’s recount as grounds to revisit ballots. 

Lake, Hobbs, lawsuit, election, challenge, Court of Appeals, voters, ballots, tabulation,governor
Jan 4, 2023

Court of Appeals to consider Lake’s bid to overturn election results

The state Court of Appeals will consider later this month whether to expedite a bid by Kari Lake to overturn the results of the gubernatorial election she lost by more than 17,000 votes.

Lake, Trump, Hobbs, governor, election, voters, Twitter, lawyers
Nov 17, 2022

Lake teases legal action, promotes election complaints 

After days of near silence following her loss in the governor’s race, Republican candidate Kari Lake said on Thursday that she is “still in this fight.”  

election, Yuma County, logic and accuracy testing, polls, voters, La Paz County, Maricopa County, Cochise County
Nov 7, 2022

Counties test election equipment to try to ensure accurate results

County officials around the state are reassuring the public that equipment has been thoroughly tested to ensure only valid ballots are counted for the Nov. 8 election.

ballots, lawsuit, ballot boxes, voter intimidation, Penzone, ballot boxes
Oct 11, 2022

Protect Democracy Project demands groups drop plans to watch ballot boxes

An attorney for Protect Democracy Project is demanding that Yavapai County groups drop their plans to watch ballot drop boxes, claiming it likely violates state and federal law.

vote, politics, Democrats, Republicans, divisiveness, women's rights, democracy, education, family values
Sep 27, 2022

You can make a difference, bring back civility when you vote

Arizona’s politics is so divisive that families tiptoe around the subject until they barely speak, old friends don’t connect because discussing what is going on in the world is off the table for comment, neighbors are careful not to say the word Republican or Democrat, and new acquaintances are welcome if they have your same political philosophy.

voting, primary, pivot, primary, general election, Center for the Future of Arizona, Nebraska, Louisiana, Washington, California, Republican, Democrat, libertarian
Aug 19, 2022

Ruling puts Arizona voting access initiative on life support

An Arizona voter initiative that would expand voting access and roll back tightened election laws passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey was teetering on the edge of failure Friday after a judge disqualified tens of thousands of signatures backers turned in to qualify it for the November ballot.

ballots, election, November, primary, Hobbs, Lake, Pinal County, ballots, election overhaul, voters, Pima County
Aug 2, 2022

False claims about pens in Arizona primary prompt warning

The attorney for Arizona's most populous county sent a letter on Tuesday warning a local candidate to stop encouraging voters to steal the pens given to them at polling places on Election Day to mark their ballots.

Jul 23, 2022

Ballot tabulation board changes error margin 

Arizona election security officials are changing the way they formulate the voting error margin to create more accuracy amid controversy over ballot counts in previous races.  

Jul 22, 2022

Lawmakers’ attendance, voting records vary

Despite going 166 days, the second regular session of Arizona’s 55th Legislature saw generally good attendance from lawmakers in both the House and Senate. Beyond the standouts, however, there were also some exceptions.