Arizona Elections

After inmates in the Douglas prison complained their drinking water was brown and tasted like diesel fuel, the Arizona Department of Corrections has confirmed water at the prison had a “noticeable petroleum odor and taste.”
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The fact that some cities hold municipal elections in off years was the subject of a lawsuit. After the Arizona Legislature passed a law to consolidate city elections in even-numbered years — the cities won.
July 31, 2015
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon. On the agenda is a briefing on two lawsuits currently pending against the panel.
July 28, 2015
Chandler voters will be receiving a ballot in the mail this week. The special election calls for voters to decide whether Chandler should continue to have elections coinciding with state elections in August and November.
July 27, 2015
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission on Thursday morning decided to continue looking at a proposed rule, which would require some so-called "dark money" groups to disclose where they get their cash.
July 23, 2015
Navajo Nation Votes To Relax Language-Fluency Requirement For Candidates
Navajo voters approved a referendum Tuesday that makes it possible for the tribe’s next president and vice president to be non-Navajo-speaking. The historic vote relaxes the fluency requirement.
July 22, 2015
The progressive Netroots Nation conference brought Democratic presidential hopefuls to Phoenix this weekend. Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley tried to garner support among Arizonans.
July 19, 2015
Activists took over a Phoenix town hall meeting with Democratic presidential candidates Saturday. The group successfully dominated the rest of the conversation.
July 18, 2015
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders is making a stop in Phoenix and interest in his campaign has prompted a change in venue.
July 16, 2015
The politics of immigration are back in the front seat as the presidential race starts to move into high gear.
July 15, 2015
John McCain now has a Republican primary opponent in his bid for a sixth term next year.
July 14, 2015
Event organizers are expecting thousands of people to turn out on Saturday to hear Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak out against illegal immigration. But some Arizona Republican leaders worry Trump’s message will be damaging for the party and the state’s image.
July 10, 2015
The candidate list for August’s mayoral election in Phoenix is now official. Mayor Greg Stanton is only facing off against two opponents: Matthew Jette and Anna Brennan.
June 12, 2015
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan will ask a court to allow her to intervene in a case involving fines levied against an independent expenditure group by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, her spokesman said Wednesday.
June 4, 2015
A Navajo Nation referendum election on whether to effectively scrap a requirement that candidates for tribal president and vice president speak the Navajo language fluently has been rescheduled to July 21.
June 3, 2015
Secretary of State Michele Reagan will no longer enforce a law designed to give targets of last-minute political “attack ads” time to respond.
May 28, 2015
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has decided to jump into the 2016 Senate race to challenge incumbent Sen. John McCain — presuming McCain defeats any GOP primary opponents.
May 27, 2015
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will have an uphill battle against longtime incumbent Sen. John McCain when she runs for his Senate seat in 2016.
May 26, 2015
State Senator Catherine Miranda said she’s “strongly exploring” the possibility to run for United States Congress in Arizona’s first congressional district.
May 26, 2015
Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.
May 26, 2015
Lane said Thursday that he's running for a third and final term in office to tackle Scottsdale's challenges with "vigor, substance and success."
May 22, 2015

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