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.

Dem AG candidate Mayes: Brnovich has politicized his office and should resign

BY: - May 2, 2022

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich should resign to focus on his bid for U.S. Senate for “politically motivated activities” that are preventing him from his elected duties, said Kris Mayes, a former corporation commissioner and the Democratic nominee for attorney general.  Brnovich has siphoned millions of dollars earmarked to prevent consumer fraud in Arizona in […]

COMMENTARY
#redfored teacher pay

There’s a big problem with how much teachers are paid, but it’s not because of administrative bloat

BY: - April 28, 2022

Kari Lake is peddling an idea to address Arizona’s teacher shortage — which is on the verge of becoming a crisis — that is built on a lie that is hard-wired into the Republican view of public education. And it’s a lie designed to allow GOP lawmakers, who have had total control of Arizona’s state […]

Judge boots case to disqualify Gosar, Biggs and Finchem from ballot as ‘insurrectionists’

BY: - April 22, 2022

A trio of lawsuits that sought to disqualify Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar and state Rep. Mark Finchem from the ballot for their alleged roles in the January 6 attack on the Capitol was dismissed Friday.  “This Court will follow the restrained and judicious lead of the federal courts,” Maricopa County Superior Court […]

Voters can’t decide fate of massive tax cuts, Supreme Court rules

BY: - April 21, 2022

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that voters cannot determine the fate of a flat tax proposal that Republican lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey championed last year. Arizona’s constitution broadly lets voters refer new laws to the ballot, and that’s what happened to the $1.3 billion tax cut package that legislators approved in 2021. However, […]

Election lies boost the bottom lines of prominent Republican candidates

BY: - April 18, 2022

A handful of Arizona Republican candidates who have built national profiles by embracing former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election found their campaigns getting a big financial boost from voters outside Arizona in the first three months of 2022. State Sen. Wendy Rogers, perhaps the legislature’s most vocal proponent of the thoroughly debunked […]

The haves and the have nots become clear in governor, secretary of state races

BY: - April 18, 2022

The race for Arizona governor appears to be solidifying around three candidates who are each raising a lot of money, but also burning through it at a fast rate. Karrin Taylor Robson, the developer and former university regent, once again showed she is willing to spend whatever it takes to replace Doug Ducey at the […]

Dems launch Tax Day ad campaign in Arizona to highlight GOP’s proposed tax increases

BY: - April 13, 2022

Democrats have launched a digital ad campaign in Arizona to remind voters in advance of Tax Day of a GOP plan that would raise taxes on half of Americans and an estimated 34% of Arizonans. The campaign, which launched Wednesday, will direct Google users searching for tax services to a website the Democratic National Committee […]

COMMENTARY

Here’s how much Republican lawmakers hate spending on schools

BY: - April 12, 2022

Republicans hate the idea of spending more on public schools even more than they love the billions of dollars in tax cuts they approved last year. That’s the crystal clear message coming from GOP leaders in the Arizona Legislature, where there’s now a move afoot to abandon all pretense of governing instead of using a […]

Problems with Texas law could foreshadow problems with Arizona’s early ballot voter ID proposal

BY: - April 1, 2022

A 1,300% increase in the number of absentee ballots that get rejected under a new voter ID law in Texas could provide a cautionary example for Arizonans in November when they decide whether to enact similar requirements for early voting. Republican lawmakers referred a measure to Arizona’s general election ballot that, if approved, will impose […]

The FEC wants to know why Ron Watkins failed to disclose 40% of his campaign’s money

BY: - March 30, 2022

The man purported to be Q has run afoul of the Federal Elections Commission for failing to correctly report how much he raised and spent during his first quarter as a congressional candidate in a rural Arizona district.  The FEC sent a letter to conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins’ campaign this week asking for explanations after […]

Wendy Rogers and Kelly Townsend

After dropping congressional bid, Kelly Townsend will challenge Wendy Rogers

BY: - March 8, 2022

In what might be the closely watched legislative race of 2022, Sen. Kelly Townsend is withdrawing from her short-lived congressional campaign to challenge recently censured Sen. Wendy Rogers in the Republican primary.  Townsend on Monday filed to run for reelection to the Arizona Senate in District 7, a sprawling, rural swath that runs from southern […]

No Republican candidates for governor called for school cuts to be stopped

BY: - February 21, 2022

Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial hopefuls didn’t voice any support for legislation to avert nearly $1.2 billion in education cuts this school year that could see teachers laid off and schools shut down, with some keeping silent on the issue and others actively supporting the GOP lawmakers who are opposing the effort to head off more than […]

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

July 5

deadline to register for the primary

July 22

deadline to request an early ballot

August 2

primary Election Day

October 11

deadline to register for the general

October 28

deadline to request an early ballot

November 8

general Election Day

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