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.

Abe Hamadeh took a donation from a fake elector, then gave him a leadership role

BY: - September 22, 2022

Republican candidate for Attorney General Abe Hamadeh accepted a $1,000 donation from a fake elector and then three months later appointed the elector to a position within his campaign.  Dr. Michael Ward, the husband of Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward, was one of 11 people who signed a bogus document in December 2020 claiming […]

Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake are fighting over a medical procedure called ‘D & C’

BY: - September 21, 2022

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is again attacking her opponent Katie Hobbs, this time for Hobbs’ claim that Lake wants to criminalize a procedure that woman often need after a miscarriage.  “When I had a miscarriage, I needed surgery to protect my own health,” Hobbs said in a tweet. “That lifesaving treatment was the same […]

Mark Finchem held a fundraiser with 9/11 truthers and QAnon influencers

BY: - September 20, 2022

Republican Secretary of State nominee Mark Finchem held a fundraiser in California on Sunday that was hosted by a conspiracy theorist who believes 9/11 was orchestrated by the U.S. government and attended by a prominent QAnon influencer.  Nicole Nogrady, who hosted the event, has shared a litany of debunked stories and posts concerning COVID-19, abortion […]

Republicans angry over ratio of Republican to Democratic poll workers in Maricopa County primary

BY: - September 19, 2022

Republicans are once again criticizing elections officials in Maricopa County after learning that more Democrats than Republicans worked the polls in the August primary election.  The Republican National Committee on Sept. 9 sent a letter to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, slamming the county for hiring 857 Democrats to work the polls on Aug. 2 […]

Maricopa County poll workers are integral local resources, despite voter mistrust

BY: - September 15, 2022

Voter distrust in elections has spiked as conspiracy theories abound, but poll workers continue to show up and keep elections running in Maricopa County.   As many as 90% of positions during the August primary election were filled, said Scott Jarrett, the county’s elections director, and the majority have signaled they’d like to return for the […]

Mark Finchem criticized for using antisemitic trope

BY: - September 15, 2022

Oro Valley Republican Representative and candidate for Secretary of State Mark Finchem is being criticized for his continued use of an antisemitic trope in an attack on his Democratic opponent Adrian Fontes. The trope is connected to a QAnon conspiracy theory In a tweet Wednesday, Finchem said that Democratic politicians are all “liars and deceivers” […]

On Democracy Day, newsrooms draw attention to a crisis in the U.S. system of government

BY: - September 15, 2022

A recent poll found that 69 percent of both Democrats and Republicans think democracy in the United States is in danger of collapse. Almost two years after Donald Trump falsely claimed that voter fraud cost him the election and inspired a web of supporters and “big lie” candidates to also believe the election was rigged, […]

Native voters worried they won’t have a say in the midterm election

BY: - September 15, 2022

This story is part of a project called Democracy Day, in which newsrooms across the country are shining a light on threats to democracy. Arizona’s newly drawn congressional and legislative maps are officially in use this election cycle and are still a cause of concern for advocates because they could dilute the voting power of Indigenous […]

Groups aim to mobilize Asian American voters in AZ this midterm

BY: - September 15, 2022

Asian American voter turnout soared in 2020, especially in Arizona. Ahead of the midterms, advocacy groups are seeking to continue to energize the Asian American Pacific Islander community, a demographic that they say has been largely ignored by political campaigns.  “We’re the fastest growing racial demographic across the country,” RUN AAPI’s senior advisor, Linh Nguyen […]

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Arizona 2022 midterm election voter guide

BY: - September 15, 2022

Election Day falls on Tuesday, Nov. 8. To be eligible to vote, make sure you’re registered by Oct. 11. The best way to do this is by visiting the Arizona Department of Transportation website’s voter registration portal at: Arizona Voter Registration – ServiceArizona – ADOT & MVD Services. It’s also a good idea to double-check […]

Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters

AZ Republicans plead with Mitch McConnell to spend millions of dollars to help Blake Masters

BY: - September 13, 2022

The Republican Party of Arizona is begging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to put his weight — and his leadership committee’s wallet — behind U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters.  So far, McConnell has not publicly done so.  Masters, who won former President Donald Trump’s endorsement over the summer and rode it to victory in a […]

Lindsey Graham wants a national abortion ban, but U.S. Senate Republicans are wary of backing his plan

BY: - September 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans are skeptical about a 15-week nationwide abortion ban that GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced Tuesday, with some saying they want to leave the issue to state lawmakers instead of taking it up in Congress.  “I think most of the members of my conference prefer that this be dealt with at […]

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

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