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Zack and Jessica Jarrett stood on the corner of Campbell Ave. and Speedway to push people to vote on the Saturday morning before Election Day.

We have both run for office in Arizona multiple times at the local and state levels. We have both been in close elections and it hasn’t always worked out in our favor. But the vote count was reached with integrity and a commitment that every Arizona ballot was counted. — Terry Goddard & Bob Worsley Read more»

Arizona driver’s licenses do not comply with the federal Real ID Act, which requires tamper-proof measures, specific data and sharing of that data between states – a security concern that led the state to refuse to comply.

Unless something changes, come next year Arizonans will have to present a passport to catch flights and enter secure federal buildings. That’s because Arizona driver’s licenses don’t comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005. Read more»

Arizona residents may need to provide a form of ID other than their driver's license to gain access to restricted areas of some federal facilities because of restrictions in effect for states that do not comply with the federal Real ID act.

A state lawmaker wants to allow Arizonans to get licenses that comply with the act – provided they pay for them. Read more» 7

With the Border Security Expo underway at the Phoenix Convention Center, companies that manufacture a radar and portable tower creating a virtual fence provided a demonstration outside the State Capitol.

As a 25-foot tower set up in the state Senate parking lot scanned those walking by Tuesday, a lawmaker said Arizona should invest in such a system to help the Border Patrol. Read more»

Secretary of State Ken Bennett with Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, at right, describes Arizona Voices, AZVoices.gov, a Web portal that aimed at helping Arizonans connect with legislators.

A new state website will allow registered voters to rate and comment on pending legislation and propose ideas for future changes. Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Arizona Voices, AZVoices.gov, will help connect lawmakers and their constituents. Read more»

An interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich (D-Ward 3). Also, the TREO CEO interview series continued with a conversation with Fletcher McCusker of Sinfonia Health Care Corporation and chair of the Rio Nuevo Board. Plus, state Sen. Bob Worsley, (R-District 25) on discussions regarding a major rail yard in central Pinal County. Read more»

Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, says the future of voting is online and that moving Arizona's elections to the Internet would save money, deter voter fraud and increase efficiency. He has introduced a bill that would establish a pilot program in at least one county and one city or town. Read more»