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The census missed some folks. These cities want them counted.

Many cities and states say the 2020 census wildly underestimated their residents, costing them significant money for the social services and infrastructure their areas need - and while the Census Bureau has created programs to fix the errors, many say they are not sufficient. ... Read more»

Arizona Democrats, Republicans view precinct committeemen in very different lights

Once people realized an Arizona bill the legislature unanimously approved eliminated elections for precinct committeemen, activists began hounding Republican lawmakers to reverse course - on the other side of the aisle, Democratic lawmakers say they’ve heard few, if any, complaints.... Read more»

Counties: retroactivity clause won’t put party activists back on Arizona ballot

The retroactivity clause that House and Senate GOP lawmakers are pinning their hopes on to restore elections for party activists this year won’t actually put those races back on the ballot, according to the Arizona Association of Counties. ... 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»

Precinct committeeman bill on hold while Arizona Republicans seek Dem votes

A pair of bills that would restore elections for precinct committeemen, who are the voting members of a political party’s legislative district-level organizations, face an uncertain fate amid Democratic opposition after lawmakers rushed the bill that eliminated PC elections for 2022.... Read more»

After mistakenly scrapping party official elections in 2022, Arizona GOP lawmakers scramble to undo it

Legislation approves last week intended to standardize the number of signatures candidates need to get their names on the ballot also included another provision that makes drastic changes for selecting precinct committeemen - what the GOP is calling unintentional drafting errors.... Read more»

Arizona candidate signature thresholds fixed by fast-tracked legislation

On the eve of the turn-in period for candidates’ nominating petitions, Arizona lawmakers fast-tracked a bill to clear up confusion over how many signatures legislative candidates need to qualify for the 2022 ballot. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate kills plan to let party activists fill legislative vacancies

A proposal that would have taken the power to fill legislative vacancies from county boards of supervisors and give it exclusively to political party activists fell short in the Arizona Senate after two Republicans opposed it. ... 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 AG’s Office: Hobbs can’t legally shut down online signature portal

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will be breaking the law if she shuts down the system that allows congressional and legislative candidates to collect signatures online so they can qualify for the ballot, the Attorney General’s Office warned Tuesday.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission eyes successor to 9th Congressional District

The AIRC proposed a host of major changes to the latest iterations of its congressional and legislative districts at a day-long meeting in Phoenix on Friday, and will hold meetings every day this week except Friday as it attempts to meet a Oct. 27 deadline to approve its draft maps.... Read more»

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Az Redistricting Comission must draw fair districts that properly balance criteria, competitiveness

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is in the process of creating new boundaries for the state’s 9 congressional and 30 legislative districts - the state is depending on them to take into consideration its entire population and not be overly biased towards any group.... Read more»