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Arizona election workers could be charged with crimes for making mistakes under GOP bills

The Arizona Senate Government Committee gave its approval to proposed legislation that would punish election workers who misplace ballots and penalize contractors who don’t meet the terms of their contracts. ... Read more»

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Voting restrictions advance in Arizona statehouse

An Arizona House committee voted Wednesday to advance two election reform bills that would prohibit same-day voter registration and the use of unmonitored drop boxes for receipt of early ballots - prompting claims of unfunded mandates and discrimination.... Read more»

Arizona's redistricting conundrum: Just what is a community of interest?

Broadly speaking, a community of interest is any grouping of people with common needs, concerns or interests - or it could be border communities that are similarly affected by federal policy on immigration and trade - or it could be "what people tell you it is".... Read more»

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League of Women Voters: 80 years of empowering Tucson voters & defending democracy

The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson was founded 80 years ago this month. We are one of the largest leagues in the country, and we are a leader that many other leagues look to for our innovative programs, voter outreach, and advocacy work.... Read more»

'God’s will Is being thwarted:' Even in solid Republican counties, hard-liners seek more partisan control of elections

Hood County stands out because it offers a rare view into the distrust and political pressure facing elections administrators even in communities that Trump safely won, and also represents the escalation to replace independent administrators with more actively partisan election officials.... Read more»

Redistricting battles kick off in state courts

Many states face increased legal wrangling this redistricting cycle - so far, some 49 redistricting suits have been filed in state and federal courts in at least 22 states, and delayed census redistricting data has been the main reason cited in most lawsuits filed so far. ... Read more»

Arizona election redistricting consultant defends work on Latino district maps

A mapping consultant selected by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission says some of its past work has been mischaracterized, while critics point to a track record from National Demographics Corporation that they say shows a history of disadvantaging Latino voters.... Read more»

Bill would require people, groups registering voters to register with elections officials

House Bill 2373 would require every person and group that registers people to vote to get a unique identifier number from the county recorder if they submit more than 25 voter registration forms in a calendar year and then place their unique identification numbers on every voter registration form they submit. ... Read more»

Voter registration suit in Arizona ends with settlement

Arizona agreed Monday to a settlement to provide more effective voter registration services to people who move so they do not suddenly find themselves bumped from the voter rolls.... Read more»

Can the government be sued for climate change? Appeals court hears arguments

Federal judges are weighing whether the U.S. can be held legally responsible for failing to protect future generations from climate change. ... Read more»

Election officials: If there was vote fraud, it wasn’t in Arizona

Arizona lawmakers defended themselves and the state this week against President Donald Trump’s charges that millions of fraudulent votes were cast in November, saying they had seen no evidence of illegal voters in Arizona.... Read more»

Trump's call for flood of poll watchers could disrupt some voting sites

In all but four states, private citizens can challenge someone’s right to cast a ballot on or before Election Day. In most places, the burden of proof then falls on the voter. Experience suggests a wave of partisan poll watchers could create confusion and discourage people who have a right to cast ballots.... Read more»

Prop. 123: Short-term solution predicted to bring long-term problems

Opponents of Prop. 123 believe the initiative misleads voters into thinking it solves the state’s education funding crisis but in reality offers a short-term solution that creates worse problems in the long run.... Read more»

Democrats re-elected to Tucson Council, county bonds fail

The Democratic incumbents on the Tucson City Council easily swept their Republican challengers, while the Pima County bond questions lost by large margins. A proposition to ban red-light and speed enforcement cameras in Tucson passed easily, as did propositions to change the City Charter.... Read more»3

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