Arizona Politics News


AZ schools are facing a spending cap disaster. How did we get here?
Arizona schools are facing this spending cap now. In fact, if lawmakers don’t act by March 1, schools won’t be able to spend the money lawmakers have allocated to them — something even Arizona's new, conservative Superintendent Tom Horne warned would be devastating for schools. So how did we get here? Who is to blame?
SCOTUS Unanimously Rules In Favor Of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission did not violate the principle of "one person, one vote" when it redrew the state’s legislative district.
April 20, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline For May 17 Arizona Election Is Today
While the troubles from last month's presidential preference election may still bew fresh, another election is just around the corner.
April 18, 2016
Supervisor Named In Arizona Elections Lawsuit Welcomes Case
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office indicates it is willing to cooperate with federal court oversight if a lawsuit filed by Democrats Friday succeeds
April 15, 2016
Democrats File Lawsuit Over Arizona Voting Troubles
In the wake of Arizona’s botched presidential preference election last month, national Democratic Party groups and some Democratic candidates filed a federal lawsuit Friday to get federal court oversight over future elections in Arizona and block certain state voting policies.
April 14, 2016
Maryvale Residents Recount Long Lines, Polling Confusion At Public Meeting
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan listened to voter frustrations Monday night at the first of three public meetings this week.
April 12, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Adds 54 Polling Sites For May 17 Special Election
Voters in Maricopa County will now have more polling locations to choose from in next month’s special election. The Recorder’s office increased the number of polling places in Maricopa County from 62 to 116.
April 11, 2016
Arizona Election Results Certified As DOJ Begins Inquiry Into Maricopa County Voting Trouble
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan certified the results of Arizona's March 22 presidential preference election on Monday afternoon as word spread that the U.S. Department of Justice had begun an inquiry into the voting trouble that plagued Maricopa County.
April 4, 2016
Maricopa County Supervisors Certify Election Results
A lawyer for the Bernie Sanders campaign said at the conclusion of the meeting he was considering a legal challenge over provisional ballots that were not counted in the final tally.
March 30, 2016
Phoenix Voter Forum Addresses Role Of Latinos In 2016 Election
Local business leaders discuss creating a stronger, long-term Latino voter base in Arizona.
March 30, 2016
US Border Patrol Union Endorses Trump For President
For the first time in its history, the National Border Patrol Council has endorsed a presidential candidate during primary season.
March 30, 2016
Reagan, Purcell Admit Mistakes In Planning Arizonas Presidential Preference Election
The top election officials for both the state and Maricopa County insisted there were reasons for the decisions they made that led to hours-long lines at polling places.
March 28, 2016
Little-Known Arizona Utility Election Heating Up
Now, the argument over solar panels is playing out in one of the most obscure elections in Arizona.
March 25, 2016
Arizona Democratic Party Considering Legal Action Over Long Voter Lines
Arizona Democratic Party leaders say they are exploring the possibility of a lawsuit against Maricopa County for changes at this year's presidential preference election that forced many voters to wait in line for several hours.
March 25, 2016
Arizona Presidential Preference Election Aftermath: Who Knew What?
Officials at all levels – state, county and city – are calling for investigations and special meetings into what happened during Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Election, in which thousands of voters stood in line for hours to cast their ballot.
March 24, 2016
Phoenix Mayor Calls For Justice Department Probe Into Voting Fiasco
Mayor Greg Stanton said fewer polling places and very long wait times disproportionately impacted Phoenix's large minority community.
March 24, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Accepts Full Responsibility For Long Voting Wait Times, Looks Ahead To Special Election
Thousands of voters stood in line for hours at the mere 60 open polls around the county to cast their ballot in the state’s presidential preference election.
March 23, 2016
Some Arizona Voters Cast Ballots After Midnight Due To Long Lines
State Elections Director Eric Spencer was onsite observing a downtown polling place after midnight and said the Secretary of State's office would work with the county election officials to ensure this situation did not happen again.
March 23, 2016
AP: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Win Arizonas Presidential Preference Election
Wait times of more than an hour were the norm throughout the Valley on Tuesday. Voters were still waiting in line upward of two hours after the polls were supposed to close in Phoenix.
March 22, 2016
Attention Procrastinators: Dont Drop Your Early Ballots In The Mail
If you haven't mailed in your early ballot yet, you must carry your ballot by hand to any of the 60 open polling places around Maricopa County.
March 22, 2016
Long Lines At Polling Places Across Maricopa County For Presidential Preference Voting
Secretary of State Michele Reagan says she’s expecting a large turnout at the polls. In some locations, voters waited 90 minutes to cast a ballot.
March 22, 2016