Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.
Lawmakers add pilots for ‘smart’ drop boxes, special ballots to Arizona budget
Arizona's new state budget includes funding for election security measures and to develop new "smart" ballot drop boxes.
Navajo Nation presidential candidates tackle questions about the Navajo economy during forum
Navajo Nation presidential hopefuls gathered at Twin Arrows Casino on June 21 to answer questions about how they would address issues affecting the Navajo economy. “I think it’s at the forefront of people’s minds,” Change Labs Executive Director Heather Fleming said of the topic. Especially since the Navajo Nation has received funding from the American […]
U.S. House members warned about disinformation in upcoming campaigns
WASHINGTON — Experts on election security warned lawmakers during a U.S. House Administration hearing on Wednesday of targeted disinformation campaigns that could occur in the upcoming midterm and presidential elections. The panel of witnesses also stressed to members of the subcommittee on elections the dangers of conspiracy groups and their reach in sowing disinformation about […]
Ron Watkins files an ethics complaint against Wendy Rogers, alleging she put his life in danger
Ron Watkins, the man purported to be an architect of the QAnon conspiracy theory, filed an ethics complaint against Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers for a post she made about him on social media. Watkins’ complaint stems from a February post by Rogers on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app favored by conservatives, in which she […]
Republicans helped Arizona champion voting by mail. Now they want it gone.
Republicans made Arizona an early vote-by-mail innovator in 1991, enacting one of the first laws in the country permitting voters to send in a mail ballot early without an excuse. The state then doubled down, setting up a system in 2007 for voters who wanted to automatically and permanently get ballots in the mail. The […]
This Republican bastion of Arizona loves ballot drop boxes — the far right’s latest target
Ballot drop boxes have become the far right’s latest cause célèbre, the focus of unfounded allegations of widespread election fraud, but they are well-loved in one Arizona Republican stronghold.
GOP Senate hopefuls try to shrug off Trump endorsement of Masters’ bid
While other Republicans tried to downplay the impact of former President Donald Trump’s endorsement last week of Blake Masters’ bid for Senate, analysts said the nod could be the “rocket fuel” Masters needs to move to the front of a crowded field.
Internal poll: GOP gubernatorial frontrunners in statistical tie
Internal Republican polling shows a statistical tie between two top GOP gubernatorial candidates but those numbers separate greatly when those polled were informed of Donald Trump endorsement.
Judge rejects Arizona GOP lawsuit to ban vote-by-mail
The Arizona Republican Party’s efforts to prove that voting by mail is unconstitutional failed in a Mohave County court, but the decision is expected to be appealed.
Arizona’s independents are largely powerless in primary elections
As much as politicians and analysts talk about the importance of “independents” in elections, Arizona’s unaffiliated voters actually have little influence in selecting the candidates who will be on the November ballot.
Maricopa County to double voting locations, citing COVID and misinformation
Election officials in Arizona expect in-person voting to surge during the state’s August primary election, since fears of COVID-19 have somewhat dissipated and concerns over the security of voting by mail have increased.
Trump endorses Masters in Arizona GOP primary for U.S. Senate
Former President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters over several GOP primary rivals.