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.
Free Food Offered At 7 Saturday Early Voting Sites In Maricopa County
The Arizona Democratic Party is sending food trucks to each of the seven early voting sites that will be open on Saturday.
Oct. 21, 2016
5 Candidates Vie For 2 Seats On Maricopa Community College Governing Board
Maricopa County Community College District is one of the largest community college districts in the country, enrolling more than 120,000 students at 10 colleges.
Oct. 21, 2016
Arizona Democrats Sue Over Holiday Voter Registration Deadline
National and state Democratic groups say election officials improperly set the voter registration deadline on a holiday and are asking a judge to allow voters who registered one day past the deadline to vote in the upcoming election.
Oct. 21, 2016
Maricopa County Election Officials Processing Onslaught Of Registration Forms
A portion of the paper voter registration forms are incomplete, which has contributed to delays in processing the forms.
Oct. 20, 2016
Surprise Voters Consider Secondary Property Tax
The city of Surprise wants to add a secondary property tax to pay for a wide range of projects officials say are overdue.
Oct. 20, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies For Hillary Clinton In Phoenix
“This is unlike any other time in those thirty five years that I have felt this kind of excitement about the possibility of Arizona going blue," said Arizona resident Judy Register.
Oct. 20, 2016
Poll: Tough Races Ahead For Donald Trump, Joe Arpaio In Arizona
The results of a new Morrison Institute/Arizona Republic poll show November 8 may be a difficult one for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Oct. 20, 2016
Scottsdale Voters To Choose Between Longtime City Leaders For Mayor
The Scottsdale Mayor’s race pits incumbent Mayor Jim Lane against former councilman Bob Littlefield. If elected, Lane would serve his third and final term as mayor. Littlefield was on the council for 12 years.
Oct. 20, 2016
Arizona Democrats Ask Court To Block Ballot Harvesting Law
With early voting already underway, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to rule within days.
Oct. 19, 2016
Chelsea Clinton Speaks On College Debt At ASU
Chelsea Clinton focused on student debt as she addressed several hundred supporters at the ASU Tempe campus.
Oct. 19, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of State Assures Elections Integrity
While Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to assert that the presidential election will be rigged, Arizona’s chief elections official said it simply isn’t possible here.
Oct. 19, 2016
Polls Show Competitive National, Arizona Races As Election Nears
With some Democratic heavy hitters like Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama in Arizona this week, it’s clear the Hillary Clinton campaign thinks it has a pretty good chance to win here.
Oct. 19, 2016
Bernie Sanders in Tucson:
Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigned for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tucson Tuesday, saying her views are “a thousand times better than" Republican Donald Trump's.
Oct. 19, 2016
Arizona GOP Expands Outreach To Nogales
The Arizona Republican Party is expanding its field game to the border city of Nogales, a Latino-majority community that has long been a Democratic stronghold.
Oct. 19, 2016
It’s Personal: Why Arizonans Choose John McCain Or Ann Kirkpatrick
During the race to represent Arizona in the United States Senate, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick has been touting term limits, saying her Republican rival John McCain has been in Washington too long. Meanwhile, McCain has been trying to paint Kirkpatrick as too liberal for Arizona and a rubber stamp for the Obama administration. But those campaign messages don’t mean as much to some Arizonans who see their votes as more personal.
Oct. 19, 2016
Sanders Stumps For Clinton In Flagstaff
In the final weeks leading up to the general election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is focusing efforts on divided states like Arizona. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied his Flagstaff supporters Tuesday to vote for Clinton.
Oct. 18, 2016
Date Misprint Found On Some Mail-In Ballot Envelopes For Yavapai County
A small group of voters in Yavapai County are noticing the wrong return date on their official mail-in ballot envelope.
Oct. 18, 2016
Poll: Economy, Education Are Top Issues For Arizona Voters
Arizonans want their next president to fix the economy and improve K-12 education — and the call by Donald Trump to build a wall apparently leaves them cold.
Oct. 18, 2016
Saturday Early Voting Hours Coming To Tempe
Voters in Tempe will now have a few more hours to early vote this month.
Oct. 18, 2016
Could Newly Registered Arizona Voters Decide Proposition 205?
Recent polls show the vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona will likely be very close, and a last-minute flurry of newly registered voters could affect the outcome.
Oct. 18, 2016