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Supervisors in both Cochise and Mohave counties said their elections were well run, but delaying the certification is a way to prove to their constituency they did everything they could to stop statewide certification.

Amid a GOP campaign to pressure county supervisors across Arizona not to certify their elections, two counties have postponed their vote until the eleventh hour, raising questions about what happens if they fail to meet their deadline to finalize results. Read more»

Maricopa County officials have stepped up monitoring of ballot drop boxes after four more reports over the weekend of voters who felt intimidated by people watching and videotaping the sites.

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said he plans to step up security at voting locations in the run-up to Election Day, following more reports of individuals – in some cases armed – filming and tailing voters at Arizona ballot drop boxes. Read more»

Reports of voter intimidation come as several Republican candidates for office in the upcoming midterm encouraged followers to watch ballot boxes.

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has forwarded four new reports of voter intimidation near ballot drop boxes to state and federal law enforcement, and it is asking the FBI to investigate a death threat sent to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the state election director. Read more»

If the state doesn’t have proof of citizenship, such as a driver’s license, on file, the voter may only vote in federal elections and receives a special 'federal-only' ballot.

Arizona election officials are reviewing the records of 1,000 voters who may have been mistakenly sent a ballot containing only federal races. They plan to let affected voters know they received the wrong ballot and a full ballot is on the way, with state and local races included. Read more»

Supervisors Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby, the two Republicans on the three-member board, want to hand-count all votes cast in the midterm election by the county’s 87,000 registered voters.

The Arizona secretary of state’s office is threatening to sue Cochise County if it moves forward with a hand count of all ballots in the midterm election - though the supervisors haven’t provided details of how they’d conduct the hand count, even though early voting is already underway. Read more»

In the new District 23, which includes parts of four counties, voters in Pima and Yuma counties will be able to sign petitions online before voters in Maricopa County can sign on E-Qual for the same candidate.

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»