Arizona Politics News


Bill passes to make registering to vote, casting ballot on Election Day a felony
A bill is on Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk to make it a felony to allow someone to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.
Blackman condemns Rogers social media posts about Buffalo mass shooting
State Rep. Walt Blackman publicly declared that the people of the northern Arizona legislative district he shares with Sen. Wendy Rogers don't agree with the Twitter post she made this past weekend about the murder of 10 people in Buffalo by a white supremacist.
Petitions submitted for new groundwater management district
A proposal apparently headed to the November ballot would have voters in rural southeastern Arizona decide whether to create a new regulatory district to manage groundwater use for agriculture in an area where aquifer levels have dropped in recent years.
Arizona Elections: Wendy Rogers - 1st District
Wendy Rogers has a degree in social work and was one of the first 100 women pilots in the Air Force, flying the C-141 transport jet on airlift and humanitarian missions worldwide. Now she's running as a Trump-era Republican who’s first point of business is to build the wall along our southern border.
July 27, 2018
Report Blames Underfunding For Long Lines
A new report aims to show the internal issues that led to people standing for hours waiting to vote in Arizona’s presidential primary in March of 2016.
July 26, 2018
Arizona Elections: Anita Malik - 6th District
Anita Malik is running in the three-way Democratic primary in the 6th Congressional District against Garrick McFadden and Heather Ross. Incumbent Republican David Schweikert is running unopposed on the GOP side.
July 26, 2018
Ballot Measure Summary Language Spurs Controversy
A number of ballot measures have fought challenges citing misleading or confusing language and inaccurate information. Joining The Show to talk about the words used to describe ballot measures is former Arizona elections director Joe Kanefield.
July 25, 2018
How Helpful Are Political Endorsements?
How much of a difference can endorsements make? The Show checked in with three political veterans who come at the question from various perspectives.
July 25, 2018
AZ The Only State Where The Mine Inspector Is Elected
When you get your ballot in November, you’ll have your choice of who to vote for governor, U.S. representatives and senators, of course. But, you’ll also see another race where you can weigh in: state mine inspector.
July 25, 2018
Arizona Elections: David Schapira - Superintendent
Former state legislator and educator David Schapira has served on the Tempe City Council for the last four years. He did not seek reelection for that position — and now — he’s running for superintendent of public instruction.
July 25, 2018
Renewable Energy Ballot Backers: Palo Verde Not In Jeopardy
Arizona Public Service has warned that raising Arizona’s clean energy target to 50 percent by 2030 could force the utility to shut down the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. The ballot measure specifically excludes nuclear power.
July 25, 2018
Arizona Elections: Diane Douglas - Superintendent
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
July 24, 2018
AZ Election System May Still Be Vulnerable
After Arizona’s chief elections official reassured residents that the state’s voting system is safe from hackers, an elections security expert is taking issue with some of those claims.
July 24, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Steve Smith - 1st District
As Arizona heads toward the August primary election, KJZZ's The Show is inviting candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
July 23, 2018
AZ Ensures Ballots Are Secure From Hacking
With concerns over Russian interference, Secretary of State Michele Reagan reassured that Arizonans' votes are secure because ballot information is never transmitted over the internet where hackers can intercept data.
July 23, 2018
AZ Sec. Of State Clarifies Reports On Voter Registration, Purging
Two new national reports in as many weeks have examined how states can improve voter turnout and protect their voting roles from purging people erroneously.
July 21, 2018
Arpaio Calls Off Mexico Visit After Alleged Cartel Threats
Former Maricopa County Sheriff and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio called off a planned visit to Mexico Wednesday, citing alleged threats from an unspecified drug cartel. However, Nogales, Sonora officials were in the dark about the visit.
July 20, 2018
AZ Elections: Heather Ross - 6th District
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, we’re inviting in the candidates running in contested races, to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
July 20, 2018
Study: Problem Of States Purging Voters Is Widespread
For years now, there has been a steady drumbeat from some calling for tighter restrictions on who can vote in our country. A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University found there is a widespread problem in the country with states conducting voter purges.
July 20, 2018
Arizona Secretary Of State Candidates Debate
On Thursday night, incumbent Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan went head to head with challenger and business owner Steve Gaynor. The race could come down to whether voters believe things are being run well.
July 20, 2018
Lawsuit Filed To Block Arizona Renewable Energy Initiative
A ballot measure that would require half of Arizona’s energy to come from renewable sources like solar and wind could be in jeopardy.
July 19, 2018
Is Arizona Facing A Voter Crisis?
Nearly three-quarters of registered voters in Arizona cast a ballot during the 2016 presidential election. But, during the last mid-terms in 2014, voter turnout was less than 48 percent. In a recent ranking of states with the highest and lowest voter turnout, Arizona was ranked 43rd.
July 19, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Kathy Hoffman - Superintendent
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
July 19, 2018