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Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda

Associate Editor Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the Arizona Mirror, he worked at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he spent eight years covering the Governor's Office and two years as editor of the Yellow Sheet Report. Before that, he wrote for the Hobbs News-Sun of Hobbs, NM, and the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Jeremy is also the author of the history book “If This Be Treason: the American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.”

Arizona GOP threatens legal action over emergency voting, early ballot verification

By: - November 6, 2018

The chairman of the Arizona Republican Party is threatening legal action against counties that opened emergency voting centers over the weekend or that plan to allow voters to confirm that they signed the early ballots that they dropped off on Election Day before those ballots are rejected for mismatched signatures, issues that could come into […]

No lawsuit on early ballot verification, but big gains made

By: - November 5, 2018

Three out of 15 wouldn’t normally be considered a high rate of success, but it counts for a lot when it’s three counties that make up nearly 78 percent of Arizona’s registered voters.

Early ballot trends signal ‘blue wave’ in Arizona midterms

By: - November 2, 2018

As Election Day nears, Democrats are gaining ground in early ballot returns, buoying the party’s hopes that the “blue wave” will come to Arizona on Tuesday and the minority party will win close elections in a red state.

Prop. 306 may not scrap disputed Clean Elections rules

By: - November 1, 2018

The controversial Clean Elections rules that led Republican lawmakers to attempt to curb the agency’s authority through Proposition 306 may be here to stay, even if voters approve the measure.

Charter school association head stepping down after election

By: - October 31, 2018

Arizona Charter Schools Association President and CEO Eileen Sigmund is leaving the organization after more than 11 years at its helm, amid a series of controversies in recent months.

Garcia would have fared better with Clean Elections

By: - October 30, 2018

The last campaign finance reports that the public will see before the election are in, and based on how much he’s raised, Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia has good cause to regret not running with Clean Elections.

Top of the ticket may not be much help for Democrats

By: - October 29, 2018

If the reputed blue wave of 2018 is coming to Arizona, it isn’t apparent from early ballot returns -- and the top of the ticket could be a factor in why Democrats aren’t seeing a surge of excitement.

Michele Reagan

Ducey put Reagan’s elections manual on hold after county recorders complained

By: - October 29, 2018

Gov. Doug Ducey withheld his approval from the elections procedures manual that Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s Office drafted for the 2018 election after county recorders identified a number of flaws and asked him not to allow it to go into effect.

Adrian Fontes

Maricopa County recorder says he’ll adopt new policy on early ballot signatures

By: - October 25, 2018

County Recorder Adrian Fontes said his office’s top priority is to ensure that voters’ needs are met. And as long as his office has the ability to contact voters to find out whether they were the ones who signed their early ballot envelopes, he said it should do so.

Groups threaten lawsuit over early ballot rejections

By: - October 24, 2018

A coalition of civil rights and voting rights groups want Arizona elections officials to give voters a chance to correct the record before their early ballots are rejected over mismatched signatures, and may sue if new policies aren’t put in place for next month’s election.

Dem challengers fight 50-year trend in general elections

By: - October 22, 2018

The Democratic challengers to Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich must compete not only with voter registration numbers that favor the GOP, but with a 50-year trend that favors incumbents in statewide races.

Bipartisan coalition aims to decriminalize marijuana possession

By: - October 22, 2018

State lawmakers are planning a bipartisan push to loosen Arizona’s marijuana possession laws, which are considered by many as among the harshest in the United States.