Arizona Elections

Lawmakers Fight For GOPs Soul In AZ Senate Primary
The biggest knock-down, drag-out primary fight among the 90 Senate and House seats up for grabs in November features two sitting Republican lawmakers in a suburban north Phoenix district battling for the soul of the GOP.
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Oct. 12, 2018
Scottsdale Voters Weigh Prop 420
Scottsdale voters are being asked to change the city charter to require certain projects in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve be approved by voters before moving forward.
Oct. 12, 2018
ADEQ Seeks More Control Over Environmental Programs
There have been a number of efforts in Arizona — including at the ballot box — to give the state increased control over certain lands and environmental measures.
Oct. 11, 2018
Stanton, Ferrara Debate Over Sinemas Congressional Seat
With Kyrsten Sinema leaving the seat to run for U.S. Senate, the candidates to succeed her are Democrat Greg Stanton — the former mayor of Phoenix — and Dr. Steve Ferrara, the Navy’s former chief medical officer.
Oct. 11, 2018
Remembering Carolyn Warner
Carolyn Warner has passed away. She served three terms as Superintendent of Public Instruction and ran in arguably the most interesting gubernatorial race in the past half century in Arizona.
Oct. 11, 2018
Prop 127 Supporters Spend Millions In Ad Campaigns
Backers funding the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona ad campaign are spending more than $3.6 million on advertising aimed at promoting Proposition 127 and defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Oct. 11, 2018
Report Claims Prop 126 Threatens Education
A new study by the Grand Canyon Institute claims there are holes in Proposition 126, the proposal to end service taxes, and it's forming unusual alliances between political foes.
Oct. 11, 2018
Recorder Hopes Ballot Name Change Clears Up Confusion
Maricopa County’s vote centers allow all residents to vote in them, regardless of where they live. But for many on primary day, checking into a vote center was confusing. The Maricopa County recorder said they’ve fixed that problem.
Oct. 11, 2018
What Will Arizonas Voter Turnout Look Like?
Oct. 9 was the deadline to register to vote in Arizona, and that civic duty seems to have been a call that resonated with citizens across county lines. And just because someone registers with a particular political party doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily vote that way.
Oct. 10, 2018
Mayoral Candidates Face Tough Questions At Forum
Three candidates for mayor of Phoenix spoke at a forum at the Maryvale Community Center on Tuesday night. The activist group Poder in Action organized the forum along with several other groups.
Oct. 10, 2018
Arizonas 2nd Congressional District Candidates Debate
KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein and other panelists moderate a debate between Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Lea Marquez Peterson in the race to replace Republican Martha McSally. Kirkpatrick and Peterson are vying for the seat in southern Arizona's 2nd Congressional District.
Oct. 9, 2018
Mesa Investigating Potential Election Law Violation Over Misleading Texts
Mesa residents alerted the city last week that they were getting messages from a group calling itself "Democrats For Mayor Giles."
Oct. 9, 2018
Understanding Prop 306 And Clean Elections
Arizona’s Clean Elections system of public campaign financing has been under fire since voters approved it in 1998. Lawmakers and the U.S. Supreme Court have gutted some of its provisions, but the Citizens Clean Elections Commission remains in place.
Oct. 9, 2018
Boas On The Arizona Republics Ducey Endorsement
Early voting starts this week, and we’re less than a month away from Election Day. Over the weekend, the paper endorsed Gov. Doug Ducey for re-election over his Democratic challenger, David Garcia.
Oct. 8, 2018
Scottsdale Vote To Decide On Tax For Transportation Projects
Voters in Scottsdale will decide this fall whether to increase their sales taxes to pay for transportation projects. Question 1 asks whether the city should raise its sales tax 0.1 percent for ten years; that amounts to one cent on every $10 purchase in Scottsdale.
Oct. 8, 2018
Clarifying Prop 305 School Voucher Expansion
Prop 305 for voucher expansion comes down to a "Yes," while a "No" ends lawmakers' deal to fund charter and private school scholarships.
Oct. 8, 2018
Tuesday Last Day To Register For General Election
Arizona residents have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to register to vote in the general election. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said there are a couple other ways to receive a ballot.
Oct. 7, 2018
Hear The Phoenix Mayoral Debate
Democrats Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela, Republican Moses Sanchez and Libertarian Nicholas Sarwark are all vying to replace Greg Stanton, who resigned as Phoenix mayor in May to focus on his congressional race.
Oct. 4, 2018
Fife Symington Considering Run For Arizona Senate Seat
Fife Symington, Arizona's 19th governor, is considering re-entering politics. The once pardoned politician could go head to head with a former foe over John McCain's open U.S. Senate seat.
Oct. 4, 2018
Maricopa County Recorder Warns About Voter Registration Scams
The deadline is fast approaching to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. But you can never register through a phone call.
Oct. 3, 2018