Arizona Politics News


Bennett: I Hope Voters Know Whos Paying For Senate Audit Of Maricopa County Ballots
More than five months after Joe Biden won the election in Arizona and Maricopa County, the state Senate is preparing to launch its so-called forensic audit of the election.
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Tempe Vote Amends Charter To Prevent Discrimination
Tempe has become the first city in Arizona to include sexual orientation, gender identity and veterans in its city charter as protected classes from employment discrimination.
Aug. 26, 2014
Light But Steady Turnout At Valley Voting Locations
Arizona polling places are open until 7 p.m. There have been very few problems at the voting booths in the Phoenix area so far.
Aug. 26, 2014
Navajo Nation Primary To Reduce Presidential Candidate Pool
The Navajo Nation’s pool of 17 presidential candidates will be drastically narrowed on Tuesday. Only the top two vote getters in the tribal primary will advance to the general election.
Aug. 25, 2014
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Maricopa County Residents Vote Early In Primary
The Maricopa County Elections Department is at work counting the early ballots received for Tuesday's primary. They're also getting ready for in-person voting tomorrow, even though not many people are expected to show up.
Aug. 25, 2014
Early Ballot Counting Begins In Arizona Counties
Counties across the state have started counting their early ballots ahead of next Tuesday’s primary election.
Aug. 22, 2014
Peoria Primary Election For Mesquite District City Council Seat Stopped
A federal Judge ordered the election of the Mesquite District seat in the Peoria City Council primary to be stopped.
Aug. 22, 2014
Preparing For The Arizona Primary Election
If you like politics, Tuesday will be an exciting day for you. If you don’t, well, maybe it’ll mean you get a couple days off from the TV commercials, mailers and robocalls from candidates and outside groups.
Aug. 22, 2014
As Primary Election Nears, Outside Money Still Pouring In
With just a few days left before Arizona’s primary, outside groups hoping to influence the election have been pumping plenty of money into the campaign. But other donors are likely waiting until after Tuesday to get in on the action.
Aug. 22, 2014
Krieger Asks Court To Stop Mesquite District City Council Primary Election
Ken Krieger, the candidate left off the ballot for the Peoria City Council race will be in federal court Friday. He is asking the court to halt next Tuesday’s primary election for the council seat.
Aug. 21, 2014
Political Trends In Arizona Elections
The signs are up, the mailers are out, the robocalls are made – it’s clearly election season.
Aug. 20, 2014
Registered Independent Voter Numbers Increase
With Arizona’s primary election just one week away, the number of registered voters has been updated. Today, the Secretary of State’s office is reporting the number of independent voters has risen again.
Aug. 19, 2014
Multi-Lingual Primary Election Ballots Available
Maricopa County offers ballots in English and Spanish and a special touchscreen option for members of the Tohono O’Odham tribe.
Aug. 15, 2014
Ducey Camp Claims Brewer Cant Give PAC Money To Smith
A publicist for Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey is questioning whether Gov. Jan Brewer will be able to spend money from her Political Action Committee in support of candidate Steve Smith.
Aug. 15, 2014
Friday Deadline To Request Early Voting Ballot
If you want an early ballot and haven’t requested one, you have until 5 p.m. Friday to contact your county recorder’s office.
Aug. 14, 2014
Maricopa County Sees Spike In Early Ballot Requests From Independents
The Maricopa County Elections Department says over the past three weeks about 25,000 more independent voters have asked for an early ballot to vote in this month's primary. That brings the total number of potential independent early voters to nearly 76,000.
Aug. 12, 2014
Hornes Attorneys Ask Judge To Halt Clean Elections Investigation
Lawyers for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne tried to convince a judge that the Clean Elections Commission shouldn't be allowed to investigate charges of improper campaign contributions.
Aug. 11, 2014
GOP Party Chair To Candidates: Cool It
The rhetoric in the Republican gubernatorial primary race is getting so nasty state Party Chairman Robert Graham is urging the candidates to cool it.
Aug. 11, 2014
Third Ballot Mailed To Peoria Residents
The third time is a charm — or at least that’s what Peoria hopes. After two wrong ballots, Maricopa County will mail a third ballot to voters in the Mesquite District of Peoria with the correct city council candidates.
Aug. 7, 2014
Brewer Endorses Scott Smith In GOP Gubernatorial Primary
Gov. Jan Brewer has officially endorsed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to succeed her in office. Brewer joined Smith at the Chicago Cubs training facility in Mesa to make the announcement Thursday.
Aug. 7, 2014
Dark Money: Unmask The Givers, Or Keep Status Quo?
The term "dark money" has been used a lot lately, especially during the current election season.
Aug. 6, 2014