Elections

Tempe voters in line
A change in federal election laws has some concerned that any recounts in Arizona could prevent the state from having final results by the national deadline.
Oct. 6, 2023
Sheriff Paul Penzone
Chip Scutari of S+C Communications and Democratic strategist Tony Cani joined The Show to talk about a soon-to-be open office in Maricopa County government, yet another sign of a new entrant in the U.S. Senate race and more.
Oct. 5, 2023
Kari Lake
Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is officially running for the U.S. Senate, filing her candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission on Tuesday.
Oct. 3, 2023
People with the group No Labels hold signs during a rally
Arizona's top elections official says the No Labels party can't block candidates from using its ballot line to run for office, boosting opponents' efforts to force the movement for a third-party presidential ticket to release more information about its anonymous donors.
Sep. 28, 2023
Ruben Gallego, Kyrsten Sinema and Kari Lake
KJZZ’s Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week from Arizona and beyond. This week, Gaelle Esposito of Creosote Partners and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic discuss that and more.
Sep. 28, 2023
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix ended its last fiscal year on June 30, 2023, with a budget surplus of nearly $19 million but its economic forecast is gloomy.
Sep. 28, 2023
President Joe Biden waves on stage
President Joe Biden was in Phoenix on Thursday to give the fourth speech in a series of addresses warning that Donald Trump and his allies represent an existential threat to the country's democratic institutions.
Sep. 28, 2023
Kari Lake
Lake's entrance in one of next year's top Senate contests likely complicates Republican efforts to nominate candidates with a broader appeal after a disappointing showing for the party in last year's midterms. She will enter the race as the front-runner for the GOP nomination.
Sep. 28, 2023
Only one Phoenix City Council District will remain unchanged after leaders approved new district maps at a meeting Tuesday night.
Sep. 27, 2023
Ballot
Since the 2020 presidential election, Arizona has seen a mass exodus of election administrators at the local level. Experts warn that the loss of institutional knowledge could further inflame election conspiracies in 2024.
Sep. 26, 2023
Kyrsten Sinema
At public events, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won’t say whether she’s running for reelection – she’s focused on legislating, she’ll say, not campaigning. But a leaked memo reveals that, behind the scenes, the independent senator is charting an unorthodox path to victory in 2024.
More Arizona politics news
Sep. 26, 2023
yes and no bubbles on a ballot
Republican state lawmakers have already referred to the ballot a measure that would ban ranked choice voting in Arizona elections. But there are also a pair of citizen initiatives aiming to join that one next November.
Sep. 26, 2023
A sign points toward a vote cente
The Show spoke with Kirsten Slungaard Mumma, an assistant professor of economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, about her research into how mothers and their children can affect each other's voting choices and civic engagement.
Sep. 26, 2023
Kari Lake
An attorney for Maricopa County told a judge Monday he should reject a bid by failed gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake to get images of ballot envelopes and signatures because that's just not allowed under the law.
Sep. 25, 2023
Protesters holding signs
Right to Work laws let states determine if workers can be required to join a union to get or keep a job. The petitioners attempting to get the issue on the November 2024 ballot claim the state statute has dampened Arizona employee pay.
More Arizona politics news
Sep. 25, 2023
Sen. John McCain
The Show spoke with Arizona Republic columnist Phil Boas and editorial page editor Elvia Díaz about the support for former Sen. John McCain's legacy coming largely from Democrats over Republicans.
Sep. 25, 2023
Maricopa County elections ballot drop box
Both Make Elections Fair Committee and Better Ballot Arizona want to ask Arizona voters to create an open primary system by eliminating partisan primary elections. Their proposal differ on what would happen in the general election.
Sep. 23, 2023
Stephen Richer
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking a judge to deny losing Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake access to signatures on early ballot envelopes. Bryan Blehm, Lake's attorney, argued that Lake needs the ballot envelopes to check if they match the voter's signature on file. The trial is set to resume Monday.
Sep. 22, 2023
 2016 Maricopa County primary election ballot
Two potential ballot measures surfaced this week: One would overhaul Arizona’s elections with open primaries and ranked voting; another would enshrine abortion protections in the state constitution.
Sep. 21, 2023
People with the group No Labels hold signs during a rally
More than 15,000 people in Arizona have registered to join a new political party floating a possible bipartisan “unity ticket” against Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Sep. 21, 2023

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