Arizona Elections

The question of who is an American should be relatively easy to define, because it’s different than asking who is an American citizen. Clashes over immigration policy, though, have made the conversation much more dramatic and uncomfortable.
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Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett has announced he is challenging Governor Doug Ducey in the Republican primary. Bennett says a broader tax base would help to weather downturns in the economy.
April 22, 2018
Voters in Phoenix will soon decide whether city elections should move from odd years to even years to coincide with state general elections. The topic generated a passionate debate at City Council chambers Wednesday.
April 19, 2018
Voters in the 8th Congressional District are choosing a replacement for Trent Franks after he resigned abruptly last year. His former district is considered as red as the sun is bright. But while Republicans are taking nothing for granted, the Democratic challengernsees a path to victory.
April 18, 2018
Arizona teachers started voting today whether to authorize a strike over low pay and other issues. Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a proposal to give teachers a 20 percent pay raise over a couple of years.
April 17, 2018
McCain has been one of President Trump’s favorite targets, first because McCain wasn’t shy about criticizing Trump during the 2016 campaign, and then because the senator eliminated Trump’s hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act with a simple thumbs-down.
April 17, 2018
Two former Arizona attorneys general are backing a plan by some Phoenix leaders to buck a new state law scheduled to kick in this summer. It would prevent cities from requiring certain groups to reveal campaign contributions in local elections.
April 17, 2018
A bill being considered in the current legislative session could cause some changes to Arizona's KidsCare program that depends on whether federal funding drops.
April 17, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan joined other high profile Republican congressional members when he announced last week that he wouldn’t be running for reelection. Ryan’s reasoning included the desire to spend more time with his family, but speculation about political calculations has also been rampant.
April 16, 2018
As campaigning continues for the 2018 elections, we’re wondering whether the election votes are going to be counted accurately and efficiently, which has been a significant issue in the state in previous cycles.
April 16, 2018
In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending almost $4 million on new election equipment.
April 12, 2018
Republican Debbie Lesko, running for Congress in Arizona's 8th Congressional district, said Republicans will keep the House majority "no matter who is speaker."
April 11, 2018
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office is asking for money to expand a faster check-in system for voters.
April 9, 2018
On Friday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2153. It blocks any local ordinance that requires non-profit groups involved in local elections to register as political action committees. And it makes sure to prohibit any requirement to identify contributors.
April 9, 2018
On Thursday, Arizona Gov. Ducey signed legislation preventing cities from requiring so-called "dark-money" disclosures. That came on the heels of Tempe voters deciding by a 91-9 percent margin that they wanted exactly that.
April 6, 2018
Trump’s decision to send the National Guard to the border drew sharp rebukes from across Mexico’s political spectrum this week. The country’s four presidential candidates put aside their differences to rally against a common rival.
April 6, 2018
Representatives of Mexico’s political parties will be in Arizona on Saturday night to take part in a forum on the country’s upcoming presidential election.
April 5, 2018
For the first time ever, the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has overhauled its elections procedures manual.
April 5, 2018
The Institute for Free Speech has released its first Free Speech Index, which grades the 50 states on political giving freedom.
April 4, 2018
If you are one of the more than 1 million Arizonans who pays your energy bill to the Salt River Project, you can vote Tuesday in elections for the utility’s new board members.
April 3, 2018
The relationship between the Republican Party and African-Americans has been shaky for more than 50 years, with the GOP rarely attracting as little as 10 percent support in most presidential elections.
March 28, 2018