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.

Bid to create lieutenant governor post clears Senate committee

BY: - February 18, 2022

For the eighth time in the dozen years since Arizonans last had an opportunity to consider such a proposal, lawmakers are trying to create a lieutenant governor position that would be first in the line of succession if the state’s chief executive vacates the office.  The Senate Government Committee approved a pair of measures sponsored […]

Leftist ASU student groups allege infiltration by Kari Lake campaign staffers

BY: - February 14, 2022

Five members of Kari Lake’s campaign team attempted to infiltrate planning meetings for an anti-sexual assault protest organized by a coalition of leftist student groups at Arizona State University, the groups alleged.  Members of the student groups became suspicious after the purported Lake campaign members made statements espousing conservative talking points and unsuccessfully tried to […]

GOP guv candidates embrace Brnovich’s opinion on using troops to repel a border ‘invasion’

BY: - February 11, 2022

Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s recent opinion declaring that transnational criminal activity at the U.S.-Mexico border constituted an invasion of Arizona and that Gov. Doug Ducey has powers under the U.S. Constitution to go to war to repel it was welcome news to the leading Republican candidates vying to replace him next year.  At the request […]

House panel OKs new GOP restrictions on citizen initiatives

BY: - February 10, 2022

A House committee gave preliminary approval to two measures making it more difficult for Arizona voters to have their say on state policy at the ballot box.  One would make it harder to put proposed laws on the ballot and another that would make it more difficult to pass them once they get there.  To […]

early ballot

GOP ballot measure would restrict early voting to speed up ballot counting

BY: - February 4, 2022

Nail-biter elections that last two weeks after the polls close could be a thing of the past under a proposed measure that could be on the November ballot — with the trade-off that Arizonans will have fewer options for casting their votes.  The proposed ballot measure is called the Easier to Vote, Harder to Cheat […]

Despite lingering claims, officials hope to put 2020 election lies in the past

BY: - February 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer has blasted the “outlandish theories” of election deniers in the past, but on Wednesday he said he is “flattered” that far-right deniers of the 2020 election results are running for state office this year. It means they care enough to try to fix the system, said Richer, whose […]

Bipartisan coalition discuss accountability in the 2022 political cycle, tracking election deniers

BY: - February 2, 2022

For the last year, election officials at every level of government nationwide have felt like it’s “Groundhog Day,” with some people still fixated on the 2020 election and bringing it into current political campaigns. But with the 2022 political cycle underway, a bipartisan coalition of current and former state and local leaders from across the […]

Despite huge funding lead in Senate race, Mark Kelly still faces a challenge

BY: - February 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly has raised more than $27.5 million for his reelection bid this fall, almost twice the total raised by a half-dozen Republican challengers, according to new campaign finance reports. But political analysts said Kelly’s “giant war chest” – the fourth-most among Senate campaigns nationwide in 2021 – does not guarantee a […]

COMMENTARY

Are they robots? Stepford wives? The Republicans running for governor are anything but real.

BY: - January 26, 2022

When Karrin Taylor Robson, a Republican candidate for governor, launched her first campaign ad last week, I did a double-take. Was this the same woman who Republican consultants pitched as the anti-Kari Lake, the “moderate” in the race who wouldn’t peddle Q-Anon conspiracies and Trump fantasies? If so, we’re in trouble.   In Robson’s first ad, […]

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 […]

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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