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Bolding running for secretary of state, will face Fontes in Dem primary

BY: - June 14, 2021

House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding is running for Arizona secretary of state, setting up a Democratic primary battle against former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.

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Voting is a right I’ve fought to protect. Our senators need to do the same, right now.

BY: - June 9, 2021

My fellow Arizonans: I am a hospitality worker, a union member and a voting rights advocate; a Black woman and a mother; a proud Arizonan. I am also a veteran — I served 18 years in the Air Force — and a fighter for my country. 

GOP lawmaker kills early voting bill, says audit results should come first

BY: - April 22, 2021

A Republican bill that would have removed up to an estimated 200,000 voters from the list of people who automatically receive mail-in ballots is dead, and the GOP senator who dealt the fatal blow said she did it because she wants to wait until after the Senate completes its big election audit. After weeks of […]

GOP bill that could remove 200k people from the Permanent Early Voting List clears the House

BY: - April 21, 2021

A bill that could remove tens of thousands of voters from the state’s Permanent Early Voting List is one step closer to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk after a day of partisan rancor and procedural maneuvers in the Arizona House of Representatives.

Business group pressures AZGOP lawmakers to abandon voter suppression bills

BY: - April 5, 2021

Prominent business leaders are asking lawmakers to reject several election-related bills that they deemed attempts to suppress voting in Arizona, a move that comes as Georgia faces calls for boycotts for passing similar legislation.

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Voting rights advocates air worries about onslaught of new state election laws

BY: - April 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House elections panel on Thursday heard from witnesses about the need to craft a new formula that identifies which states or jurisdictions have problematic histories of racial discrimination when it comes to access to the ballot box.  

As GOP shifts strategy from election lawsuits to laws, voting rights advocates warn of Tennessee

BY: - March 31, 2021

As Republican-led legislatures continue a systematic push to pass laws they say are aimed at ratcheting up election security, voting rights advocates in Tennessee worry the entire nation could soon look a lot like the Volunteer State, where voter turnout and voter registration figures are among the lowest in the country.

Ducey defends Arizona’s ‘model’ elections, but says he might sign bills restricting voting

BY: - March 22, 2021

Gov. Doug Ducey’s repeated insistence that Arizona election laws make it “easy to vote and hard to cheat” won’t necessarily stop him from signing legislation that would make it more difficult for some people to vote.

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Senate passes bill adding new steps to vote by mail

BY: - March 8, 2021

Voting by mail would become more complicated for millions of Arizonans under a proposal approved by the Arizona Senate, which Democrats decried as voter suppression.

COMMENTARY

Republicans want to make our democracy smaller. We can’t let them.

BY: - February 1, 2021

In 2020, we were challenged in many ways. The year challenged our healthcare system, our economy, our families. It also challenged our democracy. 

Post-election lead shifts are the norm in Arizona — but who will they favor this year?

BY: - November 2, 2020

Arizonans learned in 2018 not to trust any leads at the end of Election Day as they watched Democrats overtake their Republican opponents in the days that followed as ballot counting finished.

Voters at Gila River Arena among 2.2 million Arizonans to cast early ballots so far

BY: - October 29, 2020

Nearly eight months ago, 17,125 hockey fans filled the seats of Gila River Arena to watch the Arizona Coyotes in their final home game of the season before a league-wide shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns. On Wednesday, the Coyotes and the community returned to Gila River Arena not to watch a hockey game, but to do their civic duty.