Arizona Politics News


Judge orders Cochise County supervisors to certify the 2022 election
A judge has ordered the Cochise County Board of Supervisors to hold an emergency meeting this afternoon to certify the results of the 2022 election. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., two of the three members of the board quickly convened a meeting to follow the judge's order.
County attorney says any potential threats against election officials will be investigated
After county officials received threats in the aftermath of last month’s midterm elections, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell says she will vigorously pursue any cases of intimidation made against them.
How Supreme Courts ruling over ICE priorities could impact deportations
The Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case centered on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's deportation priorities.
Maricopa County Recorders Office: Its OK If Youve Received Two Early Ballots
Thousands of voters have received two ballots in the mail.
Aug. 19, 2016
Greater Urgency For Young People To Vote This Election
Recent presidential election years have illustrated the increasing polarization among American voters. Those on both the conservative and progressive ends of the spectrum have become even more entrenched.
Aug. 17, 2016
Some Republicans Already Looking Past Election
November’s election is still nearly 90 days away, but a number of Republicans are already preparing a post-mortem on the presidential race, thanks to Donald Trump’s presence at the top of ticket.
Aug. 17, 2016
Friday Deadline To Request Early Ballot For Arizona Primary
Unlike the March Presidential Preference Election, Independents can vote in the upcoming primary. But, they must indicate which party ballot they want.
Aug. 17, 2016
The Business Of Politics, And The Politics Of Business
What are the considerations for a business that wants to express its political views?
Aug. 16, 2016
National Democrats Bolster Arizona Party
Donald Trump’s presence at the top of the GOP ticket has led to some polls indicating that Democrats in states that traditionally favor Republicans in November could have reason for optimism. National Democrats Bolster Arizona Party
Aug. 15, 2016
What Rights Do You Have To Talk Politics In The Office?
How much can we talk politics at the office? The issue seems to come up every two years, as elections loom.
Aug. 12, 2016
Critics Of Legal Pot Initiative In Court Friday
Oral arguments are taking place Friday afternoon, in the case brought by opponents of the newly-certified ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona.
Aug. 12, 2016
Enough Signatures Gathered To Put Legalizing Pot On Arizona Ballot
Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona kicked off their “Yes on Prop 205” campaign Thursday, the same day the Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan affirmed they had officially gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.
Aug. 11, 2016
What A Legal Marijuana Policy Roll-Out Could Look Like
The issue of legalizing marijuana is the subject of a two-day conference being put on Thursday and Friday by ASU’s Morrison Institute, and includes pro and con arguments, as well as presentations by independent experts.
Aug. 11, 2016
Minimum Wage Ballot Measure In Court Thursday
The fate of whether voters get to decide two ballot measures dealing with wages could depend on who shows up in court and that starts Thursday.
Aug. 11, 2016
Recreational Marijuana Ballot Initiative Likely To Be Certified Thursday
It appears likely that state officials will certify a petition to legalize recreational marijuana for the November ballot, but that doesn’t mean voters will get to decide the issue this year.
Aug. 10, 2016
Arizona Ballot Harvesting Law One Of Several Challenged Across The Country
A pending lawsuit challenges a new state law banning the practice critics call “ballot harvesting.” It’s just one of a handful of election and voting-related laws that have been challenged across the country over the past several weeks. Arizona 'Ballot Harvesting' Law One Of Several Challenged Across The Country
Aug. 10, 2016
Can Christine Jones Maintain Early Lead In Congressional Race?
The signs are up and the ballots are out – Arizona’s primary campaign season is in full swing. Matthew Benson, a director with the Phoenix-based firm Veridus, joins KJZZ's Here and Now for an update.
Aug. 10, 2016
Report: Clinton Sending More Organizers, Funds To Arizona
The Clinton campaign is now targeting Arizona has a state it might win. Representatives of the campaign have notified Arizona democratic leaders of plans to transfer funds to hire more field organizers.
Aug. 9, 2016
Cast Votes Early, Not On Election Day At ASU
The Maricopa County Recorder’s office received some complaints last week after ASU students learned there will not be an on-campus polling location on election day.
Aug. 8, 2016
Is The Clean Elections Commission Prepping For Fight With Ducey Administration?
Earlier this summer, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order banning state agencies and departments from hiring contract lobbyists. At the same time, he set up a system for those agencies to request an exemption from that order.
Aug. 8, 2016
Flake: Trump Could Lose Arizona If He Doesnt Change Tone, Tenor
The state's junior U.S. senator is warning that Arizona could do something in November it hasn't done in 20 years if Donald Trump doesn't change his tone and tenor. I.e. Vote blue in the presidential election.
Aug. 8, 2016
Only 14 Percent Of Independents On The Permanent Early Voting List Received Early Ballots
If you’re a registered independent on the Permanent Early Voting List, you may be wondering where your early ballot is—14 percent of independents on the list received ballots this week.
Aug. 5, 2016
Arizona Sen. John McCain: Hillary Clinton Presidency Is A Worse Outcome Than Anything That I Could Imagine
Arizona Sen. John McCain joined KJZZ for an interview in the midst of one of the more bizarre weeks in the history of political campaigns. He talked about Donald Trump, immigration reform, the open Supreme Court seat and his future in the Senate.
Aug. 5, 2016