Election 2022

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.

As first campaign finance reports are filed, the governor’s race comes into focus

BY: - January 16, 2022

Steve Gaynor and Karrin Taylor Robson are sitting on millions for their gubernatorial campaigns as they prepare to hit the airwaves, while Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake offset strong fundraising numbers with big spending. The state of the governor’s race became a bit clearer on Saturday as candidates submitted campaign finance reports for all of […]

Election experts: Still more to be done on state, federal elections before 2022 midterms

BY: - January 7, 2022

A panel of experts on election security hosted a conversation on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. Their goal was to provide an update on how election security had been updated or improved since the 2020 election. But really, their hope was to not let history repeat itself. The four […]

Secretary of State’s online signature-gathering system breaks after redistricting

BY: - January 5, 2022

Voters who want to sign online petitions and the candidates who need those signatures to get their names on the ballot this November are being thwarted by a glitch in the secretary of state’s system caused by the decennial redistricting process.  And in counties that are overseeing springtime municipal elections, the glitch likely won’t be […]

COMMENTARY

The biggest crisis in Arizona is a leadership deficit

BY: - December 15, 2021

Raise your hand if you’re excited for the 2022 election! Anyone?   That’s what I thought. Arizonans, including political nerds such as me, have little reason for excitement, even though the results of next year’s election could mean the difference between saving or undoing our nation’s democracy. The reason for the malaise is simple: far too […]

COMMENTARY
Katie Hobbs

Amid our country’s racial reckoning, Katie Hobbs’ apology may be too little, too late

BY: - December 9, 2021

I admit it. I’m disappointed that Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ campaign to become Arizona’s next governor seems now to have all but imploded. Not that I had already decided to vote for her. I know better than to make a decision as important as that a year out from Election Day. The fate of […]

COMMENTARY
U.S. Rep. David Schweikert

What was good for David Schweikert in the time of Trump might not be after redistricting

BY: - December 3, 2021

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert might end up being a case study in how escalating extreme rhetoric to avoid the wrath of former President Donald Trump and his voters turns from an advantage to a liability because of redistricting. Schweikert won his seat in Congress in the GOP wave year of 2010, knocking off incumbent Democrat […]

COMMENTARY
Katie Hobbs inauguration

Katie Hobbs is a liability. Democrats need a plan B in the governor’s race, now.

BY: - December 1, 2021

Arizona Democrats are worried. And for good reason. Katie Hobbs — their frontrunner in the race for governor — has a credibility issue, and it seems to be getting worse with each passing day. The onus for this problem lies squarely with Hobbs. She had an opportunity to show real leadership after Talonya Adams won […]

EXCLUSIVE: Katie Hobbs defends firing Talonya Adams, says race and gender weren’t factors

BY: - November 18, 2021

Katie Hobbs defended her role in firing policy adviser Talonya Adams from the Senate in 2015, saying the termination was for performance and other issues, not because of her race or gender. Speaking publicly for the first time since federal jury found that the Senate fired Adams was for complaining about discriminatory pay, which a […]

Kari Lake

The ‘unstoppable’ Kari Lake?

BY: - October 11, 2021

On a warm Saturday evening, several hundred people milled around the Old West-style trappings of Frontier Town in Cave Creek, waiting for Kari Lake to take the stage. The rally was held to “Back the Blue,” and the crowd shared the pro-law enforcement sentiment. But more than anything, they were there to back Lake in […]

COMMENTARY

Tune in to the made-for-reality-television 2022 campaigns

BY: - October 6, 2021

Move over Tiger King. There’s a new reality show in town that’s even more outrageous than an exotic cat owner’s murder-for-hire scheme. I call this “show” the Real Politicians of Arizona because, just like the “Housewives” series, there’s plenty of back-biting, sensationalized drama and questionable fashion choices. Taking center-stage in this made-for-TV reality are Republican […]

Education advocates file signatures to force vote on Ducey’s tax cuts in 2022

BY: - September 28, 2021

Education advocacy groups on Tuesday filed hundreds of thousands of signatures to block Gov. Doug Ducey’s sweeping income tax cuts, the largest in state history, from going into effect and forcing a public vote on them.  For that to actually happen, at least 118,823 of the 215,787 signatures the Invest in Arizona coalition submitted on […]

COMMENTARY
Kari Lake

Democrats shouldn’t underestimate Kari Lake and her Trumpian appeal

BY: - July 28, 2021

If I had to wager a guess right now on who will win the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, I’d place all my chips on Kari Lake, the former television anchor and MAGA enthusiast. Lake exudes all the qualities important in today’s Republican party. Like Donald Trump in 2016, Lake has no experience in public […]

Election 2022

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.

Deadlines

October 11

deadline to register for the general

October 28

deadline to request an early ballot

November 8

general Election Day

Voter Guide

See what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, and locate your polling place at vote411.org, provided by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

Follow us for election coverage