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Former county supervisor disturbed by comments during election canvass meeting
Former Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri said he was disturbed by transcripts of comments expressed during the county’s election canvass meeting held Monday.
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Phoenix will hold a runoff election for 2 City Council districts
Phoenix will hold a runoff election in March to fill two council seats — one in District 6 and one in District 8 — because no candidate received more than 50% of the vote.
Judge tosses Hamadeh suit to have himself declared AG
A judge on Tuesday tossed out Abe Hamadeh's legal bid to have himself declared the winner in the race for attorney general.
Judge bars Cochise County from conducting full hand count
A judge on Monday blocked a rural Arizona county's plan to conduct a full hand-count of ballots from the current election — a measure requested by Republican officials who expressed unfounded concerns that vote-counting machines are untrustworthy.
Nov. 8, 2022
Judge weighing whether to block Clean Elections USA from using name
A judge is weighing whether to block the group Clean Elections USA, which has been monitoring ballot drop boxes, from using that name in Arizona.
Nov. 8, 2022
LIVE: 2022 midterm elections updates and results from NPR
Nov. 8 is the final voting day of the 2022 election. Key Senate, House and gubernatorial races are on the line. Follow NPR’s live coverage and results as they come in.
Nov. 8, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Arizona law on jury size
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to void an Arizona law that allows certain criminal trials to be conducted with juries of just eight people. The vast majority of states in the U.S. require 12 people.
Nov. 8, 2022
Why Councilwoman Ansari voted against security guards at parks
The Phoenix City Council approved a pilot program for private security guards to patrol 11 city parks at night. But critics like councilwoman Yassamin Ansari say it targets people experiencing homelessness.
Nov. 8, 2022
Judge denies GOP coalition request to keep polls open
A GOP coalition including the Republican National Committee has filed an emergency motion to extend poll hours in Maricopa County, Arizona — the state's most populous county — after technical issues temporarily impacted many of the county's voting machines.
LIVE: 2022 midterm elections updates and results from NPR
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Nov. 8, 2022
Penzone: Protecting free vote is unequivocal priority
During a press conference Monday, Sheriff Paul Penzone said his deputies will do everything they can to protect democracy on Nov. 8.
Nov. 7, 2022
County officials hold press conference to dispel rumors
Maricopa County elections officials held a press conference Monday afternoon to dispel rumors ahead of Election Day. One of the biggest misconceptions is that if ballot counting isn’t completed on election night, that’s proof of fraud. That's not true.
Nov. 7, 2022
DOJ will monitor 5 AZ counties on Election Day
Monitors from the Department of Justice will deploy in some states on Election Day on Tuesday to ensure federal voting rights laws are being followed.
Nov. 7, 2022
A new law on recounts could delay election results
Even though voting will end Nov. 8, the counting of ballots will not. And a new state law on recounts could mean an even later date before we know the official results.
Nov. 7, 2022
Elvia Díaz: AZ voters can’t afford to skip the 2022 election
As we head into election day, voter turnout so far in early ballot returns is lower than it has been in recent years. With the slate of crucial issues at stake this year, the editorial board of the Arizona Republic says don’t sit this one out.
Nov. 7, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: Southeast Asian leaders to meet for ASEAN summit
Leaders of Asian countries will be meeting in Cambodia later this week for an ASEAN summit. For a look at that and some of the other key global stories in the coming days, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Jonathan Frewin.
Nov. 7, 2022
Why this reporter calls AZ the center of the political world
Rachel Leingang of the Arizona Agenda asserts that Arizona is the center of the political world.
Nov. 7, 2022
Suspicious envelope found at Kari Lakes Phoenix office
Authorities on Sunday were investigating an envelope that reportedly contained suspicious white powder that was opened at the Phoenix campaign headquarters of Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.
Nov. 7, 2022
Latino voters crucial to Senate, governor races in Arizona
Over the past decade, Latinos in Arizona responded to a tough crackdown on immigrants by building a turnout machine that helped propel Democrats to power, turning a longtime Republican stronghold into one of the most competitive states.
Nov. 7, 2022
Maricopa County Recorder: Dont expect full count on election night
Officials say voters should not expect a complete count by Tuesday. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer said the number of early ballot drop-offs on Election Day will determine how long the count of ballots could potentially be.
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Nov. 6, 2022
Cochise county hand count dispute goes to court
On Friday, an Arizona judge heard from several witnesses who supported an initiative to a full vote count by hand of about 40,000 ballots in Cochise County.
Nov. 5, 2022
Cochise County settles lawsuit over curbside voting
The Cochise County Board of Supervisors settled a voter disability discrimination lawsuit on Oct. 31. In 2020, the Arizona Center for Disability Law filed this lawsuit on behalf of Kathleen Hoffard, a voter with rheumatoid arthritis who was denied curbside voting back in 2018.
Nov. 5, 2022
Citizens Clean Elections Commission asks for restraining order vs. Clean Elections USA
Though the group has been given stricter rules on how close it can be to drop boxes, the state commission says its name is causing confusion with a state organization.
Nov. 4, 2022
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk to retire after 22 years
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk announced Friday that she is retiring after a long career that included a high-profile trial in a deadly sweat lodge ceremony and an aggressive campaign against synthetic drugs.
Nov. 4, 2022