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Players the same, but district numbers shuffled in Arizona House redistricting

Seven Arizona House districts were numbered differently during this year’s congressional redistricting, even though the districts themselves stayed in mostly the same place on a map - changes that will show up for most voters during the Aug. 2 primary.... Read more»1

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Large Census undercount on tribal lands means less political power, fewer resources

Indigenous people living on tribal land were the group most likely to be undercounted in the 2020 Census, a significant impact because the data is used in determining federal, state, and local resource allocation, funding distributions, and policy decisions.... Read more»

Az GOP activists fuming about canceled precinct elections, but issue began in 2019

A perfect storm of pandemic-induced delays in the census, unintended consequences from multiple years’ worth of legislation and an unconventional legal interpretation by the secretary of state created a problem that triggered a change to the law that has enraged the GOP’s activist base. ... Read more»

Katie Hobbs takes Arizona AG Mark Brnovich to court over E-Qual threat

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is going to court against Attorney General Mark Brnovich, asking a judge to bar him from bringing criminal charges against her over a scheduled, temporary shutdown of the state’s online signature-gathering website for candidates. ... Read more»

'It’s not really practical': Arizona Republican wants to go from 30 House districts to 90

When the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission convenes in 2031, it might be drawing 90 single-member House districts instead of 30 districts with two representatives apiece, at least if Sen. J.D. Mesnard has any say over it.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission gives final certification to new election maps

In one last split vote, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission certified the new legislative map - now, the new maps are on their way to the Secretary of State’s Office, the final step required to enshrine them as the districts the state will use through the 2030 election. ... Read more»1

Arizona redistricting commissioners exchange accusations, final map certification delayed

Arizona redistricting commissioners spent several hours airing accusations and grievances over the recently concluded mapmaking process but unexpectedly adjourned without certifying the final congressional and legislative districts. ... Read more»1

Wendy Rogers raises record-breaking $2.5 million for Arizona Leg re-election

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers, who made herself a national figure by falsely claiming the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump, announced Thursday that she raised nearly $2.5 million last year, the majority under $100 and from out of state. ... Read more»

Arizona candidates won’t be able to collect online signatures in their new districts at all in 2022

Legislative and congressional candidates won’t be able to use Arizona’s online system to collect the signatures they need to get their names on the ballot if they file to run using their new district numbers at all this year. ... Read more»

Arizona Secretary of State’s online signature-gathering system breaks after redistricting

Arizona voters who want to sign online petitions and the candidates who need those signatures to get their names on the ballot this November are being thwarted by a glitch in the secretary of state’s system caused by the decennial redistricting process. ... Read more»

Who won and who lost with the new Arizona legislative districts?

Political fortunes for a number of lawmakers shifted when the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved its final legislative map, granting a reprieve to some who were facing trouble and giving others new headaches as they head into their re-election campaigns.... Read more»1

Arizona Redistricting Commission splits on legislative map on fractious final day

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved the final congressional and legislative maps that the state will use until 2032, ending their work with an acrimonious split vote on the legislative map and accusations of violations of the state constitution.... Read more»1

Heated day of partisan fighting ends with unlikely agreement on Arizona congressional map

After a day of accusations, recriminations and partisan sniping, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission paved the way for a possible unanimous vote on the final version of the congressional map the state will use for the next decade. ... Read more»

Arizona commissioners debate competitive legislative districts as final decision looms

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission reached potential compromises to a handful of competitive legislative districts, though Tucson congressional boundaries are still perhaps the most contentious issue in the AIRC’s recent debates over the congressional map. ... Read more»

Democrats notch big wins in Arizona redistricting as final maps take shape

Democrats got a pair of big wins Friday in determining the direction of the state’s next legislative and congressional districts when the chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission voted to adopt their maps.... Read more»1

Republicans hold the edge as Arizona redistricting nears completion

Democrats at the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission notched a rare win as the independent chairwoman sided with them on a starting point for the congressional map, only to see the GOP make gains when the new districts were unveiled.... Read more»

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