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.
Arizona Democratic Party Struggles, Despite Respected Candidates
A discussion of the current condition of the state's Democratic Party.
June 8, 2016
Arizona Fails To Make Space For Green Party Candidate On 2016 Presidential Ballot
Arizona law says that by June 1st, officials for each party must name the 11 people who will cast the electoral votes for their candidate if he or she wins the state in November. The Arizona Green Party failed to do so.
June 8, 2016
Brnovich Confirms Campaign Signs Cant Go Up More Than 60 Days Before Election Day
The informal legal opinion was issued after some argued that the 60 day countdown should start when voters receive early ballots.
June 8, 2016
Arizona AG Appoints Investigator To Look Into Election Pamphlet Delays
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has appointed a special investigator, to look into what led to the Aizona Secretary of State’s Office’s failure to send out publicity pamphlets early enough before last month’s special election.
June 3, 2016
Independent Investigator Appointed To Look Into Arizona Secretary Of State, Special Election Ballot Kerfuffle
Michael Morrissey, a former federal prosecutor, will review the failure of Reagan's office to ensure that pamphlets describing the issues on the May 17 ballot were delivered to the homes of all registered voters before the early ballots went out.
June 3, 2016
Lawsuit Filed Against Arizona Election Officials Over Long Wait Times
A civil rights group is suing the Arizona Secretary of State and Maricopa County officials for mismanaging the recent presidential preference election
June 2, 2016
Does Donald Trump On GOP Ticket Put Arizona In Play In November?
Donald Trump’s success during the presidential campaign caught nearly everyone by surprise.
June 1, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of State Michele Reagan Faces Criticism Over Special Election
Propositions 123 and 124 have been officially approved in Arizona.
May 27, 2016
Arizona Special Election Results Official Despite Lingering Questions On Legality Of Prop 123, Missing Pamphlets
Governor Doug Ducey says he's confident Arizona schools will soon see the millions of dollars promised with the passage of Proposition 123. That's despite concerns raised by critics like State Treasurer Jeff Dewit who contend the referendum could be illegal and have asked the state attorney general for his opinion.
May 27, 2016
Mi Familia Vota Works To Increase Civic Participation Among Latinos
How powerful could Latino voters be in Arizona’s August primary and November’s general election? Analysts have expected Latino turnout to get bigger and more impactful — but it hasn’t lived up to expectations.
May 25, 2016
Reaction To Donald Trump Compared To 1964 Campaign Of Barry Goldwater
A recent article in Slate compared the reaction to Trump to what was happening in the 1964 campaign of presidential nominee and longtime Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater.
May 25, 2016
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors Approve Special Election Results
Before the election, the county announced they were working to make the election process easier after the issues with long lines and limited polling places during the Presidential Preference Election in March.
May 25, 2016
Secretary Of State Michele Reagan, IBM At Odds Over Arizona Election Pamphlet Responsibility
When 200,000 households didn’t get their publicity pamphlets in the time frame required before this month’s special election, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan blamed a “vendor error” on the problem, while also taking responsibility.
May 24, 2016
IBM To Reagan: Arizona Election Pamphlet Snafu Not Our Fault
After being blamed for an error leading to hundreds of thousands of election pamphlets not being sent out on time, IBM has fired back at Arizona’s Secretary of State.
May 24, 2016
Arizona Education Advocates Ready To Invest In $3.5B From Proposition 123
The votes have been counted and Proposition 123 has been approved by the voters. Now, advocates for the education funding bill are ready to move on to the next phase.
May 23, 2016
Whats Next For Arizona Education, Educators After Proposition 123?
Some ballots are still left to be counted, but supporters of Proposition 123 have declared victory for the K-12 funding measure.
May 20, 2016
Maricopa County Votes Are In — And Now Theyre Looking To Future Elections
It was an easily decided win for the firefighters and police pension plan, Proposition 124. However, it was a close victory for the education funding bill, Proposition 123, which received just less than 52 percent of the vote.
May 20, 2016
Pro-Prop 123 Margin Widens, Arizona Treasurer DeWit Wont Concede Yet
Proposition 123, the measure that would boost education funding by tapping the state’s land trust, is looking more likely to pass. Governor Ducey announced a victory Thursday night, though votes are still being counted.
May 20, 2016
Phoenix Man Sues Over Prop 123
A Phoenix man has filed a lawsuit to stop Proposition 123.
May 19, 2016
Arizona Proposition 123 Votes Still Being Counted
The ballots for Proposition 123 are still being counted Wednesday. Early and provisional ballots are the last to be tallied in a very close race.
May 18, 2016