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Arizona voter registration form
A federal judge blocked Arizona from enforcing a law that could inadvertently make felons out of volunteers who help people register to vote.
Sep. 28, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
Arizona utility regulators have the individual power to seek corporate records to see if a company is funneling “dark money” into the campaigns of their colleagues. And a majority can’t block it, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Sep. 28, 2022
An official ballot drop box at Maricopa County Elections Department
Maricopa County is creating an election command center dedicated to protecting the integrity of elections. The team will protect nearly 2.5 million of voters from misinformation.
Sep. 27, 2022
Save Our Schools Arizona volunteer Sharon Kirsch talks to voters as they sign the latest SOS petition to refer school voucher expansion to the ballot.
On Friday, volunteers with Save Our Schools Arizona turned in their petitions, in an effort to refer a universal school voucher bill to the ballot, but questions remain about whether they collected enough signatures to get it done.
More Arizona education news
Sep. 26, 2022
voting sign
Political candidates might want to pay closer attention to voters 50-plus this election season. That’s because this group will be the decision makers, according to a new poll that was commissioned by AARP.
Sep. 26, 2022
Kris Mays and Katie Hobbs
A Pima county judge upended Arizona’s abortion landscape on Friday, allowing a near-total ban from territorial days to go into effect. And with an election on the horizon, the political implications could be vast.
Sep. 25, 2022
Volunteers with Save Our Schools Arizona turned in 141,714 signatures Friday, Sept. 23 in an effort to refer a school voucher expansion bill to the ballot.
Volunteers with Save Our Schools Arizona turned in 141,714 signatures Friday in an effort to refer a school voucher expansion bill to the ballot.
Sep. 23, 2022
Mark Finchem
This week wrapped up with the secretary of state debate Sept. 22, where Democratic candidate Adrian Fontes debated his Republican counterpart, Mark Finchem, who claimed the 2020 presidential election was "irredeemably compromised."
Sep. 23, 2022
Adrian Fontes Mark Finchem
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claimed the 2020 election was “irredeemably compromised” when asked to account for his belief that former President Trump won the popular vote in Arizona two years ago.
More Arizona politics news
Sep. 22, 2022
An early voting center in north Phoenix on Oct. 22, 2020.
A judge will hear arguments Thursday on challenges that claim two new laws could interfere with the rights of some people to register and vote.
Sep. 21, 2022
Arizona voter registration form
Midterm elections are right around the corner. The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 11. Here is how to register.
Sep. 20, 2022
Carlos Garcia
Phoenix City Councilmember Carlos Garcia could be in hot water after an investigation revealed that he likely violated campaign finance laws by accepting nearly $28,000 from the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
Sep. 20, 2022
Arizona CD2 map 2022
Arizona’s new legislative and congressional districts will see their first test drive this November when voters head to the polls. But some voting advocates in Indian Country are worried they will water down the impact of the Indigenous vote.
Sep. 19, 2022
Voters line up at a polling station
With the general election coming up, candidates must appeal to as many voters as possible. Arizona State University professors Thom Reilly and Jackie Salitt recently wrote a new book about independent voters and their influence on politics in the state.
Sep. 18, 2022
Cindy McCain with Sen. John McCain
Simmering discontent among a segment of Arizona Republicans over John McCain's famous penchant for bucking his party boiled over in the winter of 2014 with the censure of the longtime U.S. senator.
Sep. 18, 2022
Katie Hobbs
For the first time in 20 years, Arizonans won't be watching a debate between governor candidates. This week started with governor candidate Katie Hobbs declining to debate Republican nominee Kari Lake.
Sep. 16, 2022
Kris Mayes and Abraham Hamadeh
Candidates for Arizona Attorney General faced off Thursday in a debate hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They covered election systems, border security and abortion rights.
Sep. 15, 2022
Voting booths
As a longtime local political journalist, Hank Stephenson is used to hanging around polling places on election day. But this year, the co-founder of the Arizona Agenda decided to see what it’s like on the other side.
Sep. 15, 2022
Kathy Hoffman and Tom Horne
Incumbent Democrat Kathy Hoffman and Republican challenger Tom Horne butted heads on a number of issues, from school safety to critical race theory.
More Arizona education news
Sep. 14, 2022
Arizona Corporation Commission building
A debate among the four candidates seeking two seats on the commission that regulates Arizona utilities revealed sharp differences in their approaches to the job as the state adjusts to climate change and a shrinking water supply.
Sep. 14, 2022

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