Elections

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Last week, a judge rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s request to block most mail ballots for the 2022 election. However, many older adults rely on early voting and voting by mail, especially in more rural parts of the state.
Jun. 14, 2022
Arizona state seal
Here are the candidates for Arizona's treasurer race in the 2022 midterms.
Jun. 8, 2022
Mail-in ballot
An Arizona judge is declining a request by the state Republican Party to block most mail ballots for the 2022 election, preserving the voting method used by the overwhelming majority of voters.
Jun. 6, 2022
Kelli Ward
A lawyer for the Arizona Republican Party and its firebrand leader, Kelli Ward, urged a judge Friday to invalidate Arizona's overwhelmingly popular system of mail-in voting, a process used by about 90% of voters.
Jun. 5, 2022
guns
Recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas have renewed focus on talks of gun control ahead of the August midterm elections in Arizona. But polling shows Arizona voters also remain concerned about issues like education, abortion and the economy.
Jun. 5, 2022
Scottsdale city seal
Last November, voters in Scottsdale updated the city's general plan. One key element in it focuses on sustainability.
Jun. 3, 2022
Blake Masters
Former President Donald Trump is endorsing investor Blake Masters in Arizona’s crowded Republican Senate primary.
Jun. 2, 2022
Paul Boyer
Early voting for this year’s primaries begins next month, but some Republican lawmakers spent time this week listening to a presentation about the 2020 election and alleged fraud related to ballot drop boxes; none of the allegations has proven to be true.
Jun. 2, 2022
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An Arizona woman indicted in 2020 on accusations of illegally collecting ballots apparently ran a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their ballots, according to records obtained by the Associated Press.
Jun. 2, 2022
kelly townsend
One of the leading proponents of the claim that there is fraud in Arizona elections wants "vigilantes'' to monitor ballot drop boxes in the upcoming election.
Jun. 1, 2022
Katie Hobbs
A poll of likely voters found that Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is leading other Democrats in the Arizona governor race. A poll from OH Predictive Insights has found that Hobbs holds 43% of potential voters.
May. 31, 2022
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A 2017 law that makes it a crime to pay people for each signature they collect to qualify voter initiatives for the ballot violates the First Amendment and the first criminal case filed using the law must be dismissed, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
May. 25, 2022
2020 ballot
Arizona's 2021 redrawing of district lines saw a last-minute adjustment that put a substantial number of white, Republican-leaning voters into districts previously dominated by Native American communities. The result could be the dilution of the Native American vote in districts that used to be Democratic strongholds.
May. 24, 2022
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According to an national analysis conducted by the New York Times, 81% of all GOP state lawmakers — that’s Arizona’s state representatives and senators — used the influence and authority of their office in attempts to cast doubt on the election results, or in some cases, tried to overturn the state’s election results.
More Arizona politics news
May. 23, 2022
Voters line up at a polling station
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to take up more election-related bills May 23, and the chamber’s ethics committee is expected to meet this week to consider two complaints.
May. 23, 2022
Early ballot drop box at the Maricopa County Elections Department
A U.S. District Court judge is allowing a lawsuit to move forward that challenges a law that would remove some people from the permanent early voting list. That’s partly due to statements from an Arizona lawmaker.
May. 23, 2022
Ginni Thomas
Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative political activist, urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential election to choose their own slate of electors, arguing that results giving Joe Biden a victory in the state were marred by fraud.
May. 20, 2022
2020 ballot
After losing a bid to end early voting by going straight to the state Supreme Court, the Arizona Republican party has started a similar suit before a trial judge.
May. 19, 2022
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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.
May. 19, 2022
Tucson skyline
Tucson voters have approved a measure to use sales tax revenue to fund a sweeping road improvement project over the next 10 years.
May. 18, 2022

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