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GOP leaders pressure Hobbs to donate $1.3M in excess inaugural cash
The top two Republican lawmakers want Katie Hobbs to put money left over from the inaugural celebration into a state account — where it can't be used to elect more Democrats.
Arizona Voters Could Decide Changes To 2 Election-Related Agencies
Two measures working their way through the Arizona Legislature would ask voters to make changes to agencies they’ve previously voted to set up.
Feb. 12, 2016
Arizona Could Stop Funding Presidential Primary, Cites Too Many Independents
Supporters believe taxpayers should not be paying for the election because the bulk of Arizona voters are independent, and independents cannot vote in the primary.
Feb. 11, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of States Office Launches New Website For Voters
It used to take a lot of clicking and reading through the Arizona Secretary of State website to register to vote or change party preference. Now, just before the state holds its Presidential Preference Election, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has launched a new website.
Feb. 8, 2016
Coalition Announces Campaign To Reform Arizona Election System
Arizona could open up primary elections and the source of major campaign contributions if two constitutional amendments announced Thursday, garner enough signatures and votes.
Jan. 21, 2016
Maricopa County GOP Leaders Rebuke McCain
Precinct committee members voted by more than 60 percent to support another candidate, no matter McCain's opponent in the GOP primary this August.
Jan. 19, 2016
Secretary of State Proposes Campaign Finance Overhaul
Some election stakeholders are concerned the process of redrafting the state's campaign finance laws could open the door to relaxing certain disclosure rules.
Jan. 11, 2016
Arizona Independents Must Register With A Party To Vote In Presidential Preference
The presidential primary contest will be heating up in early 2016. And Arizona voters who want to participate must be registered with a political party.
Jan. 5, 2016
Fundraising In Favor Of Arizona Proposition 123 Hits $1.75 Million
The successful fundraising so far by supporters of Proposition 123 has left state Treasurer Jeff DeWit to see if he can mount an opposition campaign.
Jan. 5, 2016
New Study Shows Lawn Signs Can Actually Make A Difference In Close Races
In the study, the margin for the favored candidates was 1.7 percent higher in precincts with more signs.
Jan. 4, 2016
Six Arizonans Vying To Replace Bitter Smith On Coporation Commission
Half a dozen Arizonans are throwing their hat into the ring to replace Susan Bitter Smith on the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Dec. 24, 2015
As Lindsey Graham Exits Presidential Race, Sen. John McCain Has Choices
The not-so-surprising collapse of Lindsey Graham's presidential campaign has left Arizona's senior senator with some choices.
Dec. 22, 2015
Democrats Tap DREAMers To Win The Latino Vote
Over the last several years, young undocumented activists have built a powerful political movement advocating for their rights. This election cycle, so-called DREAMer activists are playing key roles in the Democratic presidential campaigns, even when they cannot vote themselves.
Dec. 21, 2015
Donald Trump Received By Thousands At Mesa Rally
In his speech Wednesday, Donald Trump reiterated his best-known talking points about boosting trade, cracking down on illegal immigration and making Mexico pay for a border wall.
Dec. 16, 2015
Donald Trump Is Back: Rally At Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in Mesa today for a noon rally at the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport.
Dec. 16, 2015
Rick Santorum To Top Arizona Presidential Primary Ballot
Arizona officials used ping pong balls to determine the order of candidates on the presidential primary.
Dec. 15, 2015
Analyst Discusses Arizona Sen. John McCains 6th Term Race
U.S. Senator John McCain is running for his sixth term.
Dec. 9, 2015
For $75 You Can Make An Argument For Or Against Arizona Ballot Measures
State law requires the secretary of state to publish a pamphlet of pro and con arguments ahead of any election with a ballot measure. Those arguments can come from anyone with $75.
Dec. 2, 2015
New Poll Shows Challenger Kelli Ward Has Shot At Republican US Senate Nod For Arizona
A new statewide poll shows challenger Kelli Ward has a chance to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination for Arizona, but only if she can give voters a reason to support her.
Nov. 16, 2015
Volunteers Gather Signatures In Effort To Recall Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas
The group trying to recall state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas held what it called a “Day of Action” this weekend, with signatures being gathered in more than a dozen cities across the state.
Nov. 14, 2015
38 Percent Of Arizona Voters Are Registered Independent Or Unaffiliated
Independent — or unaffiliated — voters continue to register at a growing rate in Arizona.
Nov. 12, 2015