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Currently, Arizona’s law does not allow for many of the innovative technologies and options that could assist voters with disabilities.

Arizona advocates and election officials are currently working to try to ensure that voters with disabilities have their voices heard this coming November in a state that has some of the strictest voter ID laws in the country. Read more»

Some changes did get approved by the legislature and signed into law this year and last. The new laws passed this year, though, won’t go into effect until September at the earliest, which means the general election may have some slightly different rules than the primary.

Whether voters fill out their ballots at home or head to the polls for the primary election in Arizona this summer, they’ll see some minor changes from 2020, but most new laws you may have heard about won’t affect this primary. Read more»

Over the past year, Republicans have made some progress restricting mail voting, including beginning to chip away at the early voting list.

Republicans made Arizona an early vote-by-mail innovator in 1991, then doubled down in 2007 by setting up a permanent voting list - but now, some Republicans in the state are doggedly attempting to dismantle the system their party helped create. Read more»

An election ballot drop box is shown outside Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in downtown Phoenix on Sept. 25, 2020.

Ballot drop boxes are so secure they’ve survived getting hit by an SUV and rolled by a school bus — yet much of the battle over voting rights in Arizona and around the country has centered on the big metal boxes. Read more»

Pro-Trump protesters at TCF Center in Detroit.

Driven by false claims that the 2020 election was plagued by fraud that changed the outcome in statewide races — but not their own victories — Republican legislators gave initial approval to a host of proposals that critics say will make it harder for Arizonans to vote. Read more»

The last time the Super Bowl landed in Arizona was 2015.

Faith leaders from around the country are calling for the NFL to move the 2023 Super Bowl out of Arizona, citing several bills they characterize as voter suppression. Read more»

Arizona lawmakers are considering close to 100 election-related bills in this legislative session, including many that Democrats charge would attack the right to vote. But in a state where Republicans hold the governor’s office and majorities in both the House and Senate, stopping those bills is an uphill fight.

Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán concedes that Democrats don’t have the numbers on their own to rebuff Republican election reform bills so she turned Thursday to an unlikely source for help: Republicans. Read more»

Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan (left) testifies to the Senate on July 15, 2021.

Supporters of Arizona's 'audit' have repeated Doug Logan's statement that 74,243 mail-in ballots were counted that had “no clear record of them being sent” - yet he had records for months showing that almost every one of those voters legally cast a legitimate ballot at an in-person early voting center. Read more»

After months of telling Arizona officials that the state Senate’s audit of the Maricopa County election could run afoul of federal election laws, the Justice Department issued voting rights guidance to all states Wednesday. The guidance did not name Arizona but spelled out several situations currently playing out in the state the it said could violate federal law.

The Justice Department issued guidance Wednesday on voting rights and on the pitfalls of post-election audits, reminders that were sent to all states but clearly aimed at Arizona and its 'audit' of Maricopa County elections. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.

A coalition of over 500 small businesses throughout Arizona is calling on U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to take meaningful steps to pass the For The People Act, a proposal she co-sponsored but Senate Republicans have successfully stalled through procedural means. Read more»

A House committee debate in Washington over the effect of voter ID and other laws on voting access echoed debate in Arizona, where state lawmakers are considering bills to stiffen voting requirements.

Democratic and Republican members of the House Administration Committee stuck largely to their talking points during a hearing on the effect that voter ID laws, proof-of-citizenship requirements and lack of language assistance have on elections, with one side saying the changes protect and the other side saying they restrict voting. Read more»

On Tuesday, Gov. Ducey signed SB 1485 barely an hour after the Senate approved it on a party-line vote, which will allow voters who are signed up to automatically receive early ballots for every election to be removed from the list if they don’t use those ballots. Read more»

Were the bill to pass this year and go into effect before next year’s election, voters wouldn’t be eligible for removal from the list unless they failed to use their early ballots in the 2022 and 2024 election cycles.

Under Senate Bill 1485, if Arizonans who are signed up for Arizona’s Permanent Early Voting List don’t cast their early ballots for two consecutive election cycles, they’ll receive a notice asking them if they want to remain on the list, and those who don’t respond will be purged from the list, though they’ll still be registered to vote. Read more»

'We know that the road to the Senate majority goes through Arizona,' said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez, who came to the Grand Canyon state earlier this month to hand out signs and rally Democrats.

With Democrats leading in Arizona’s Senate and presidential races, one might think the Grand Canyon State is about to dramatically flip from red to blue. Read more»

The information security officer for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office said one threat to electoral safety that’s not often thought about is the vulnerability of official social media accounts, which could be used to spread disinformation if breached.

Officials need to be as concerned about voting disinformation as they are about people tampering with ballots themselves, a Maricopa County official said Wednesday during a forum on election security. Read more»

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