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Election security experts warned members of Congress last year about potential misinformation and disinformation campaigns that would target the 2022 elections.

Election officials detailed to the U.S. Senate Rules Committee how their states countered threats to election workers and worked to combat misinformation and disinformation during the 2022 midterm election. Read more»

Arizona is one of several states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, that rejected top-ticket candidates in the midterms who embraced the false conspiracy theory that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

With eyes on the 2024 presidential election, state lawmakers around the country are preparing to reshape voting rules as Republican lawmakers are looking to tighten rules around absentee voting and Democrats will try to expand access to the ballot box through early voting. Read more»

In response to the concern that not everyone may own a photo ID, the proposition would have mandated the Arizona Department of Transportation to provide free photo IDs to Arizona residents for voting purposes. 

Arizonans narrowly rejected an attempt to overhaul voter identification requirements for early ballots — which are used by more than 80% of voters — that critics said would have resulted in tens of thousands of ballots being rejected. Read more»

Thirty-five states require identification to vote, and seven of them do not accept student IDs as proof.

Across the country, say voters on college campuses faced far too many difficulties trying to cast their ballots, and advocates want to expand same-day voter registration, encourage students to serve as poll workers and work with universities to make it easier for college students to vote. Read more»

Early voting started this week and voters are set to approve or reject 10 ballot initiatives.

Early voting started this week and voters are set to approve or reject 10 ballot initiatives - the majority of which were referred to the ballot by legislators, including three which restrict the ability of Arizonans to pass their own laws. Read more»

Voters and poll workers in the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, at the jail's new voting precinct during the March 2020 primary.

Each election cycle, thousands of eligible voters are effectively disenfranchised because they sit in a jail cell - many there simply because they can’t afford bail - yet people in jail face significant, sometimes insurmountable obstacles to registering to vote and accessing a ballot. Read more»

According to the complaint, naturalized citizens who have not updated their residency status may be dissuaded from voting due to inexact standards flagging them as unlawfully attempting to participate.

An Asian American advocacy group sued Arizona to block new election laws - set to take effect just before the November midterm elections - they say may force people of color or naturalized voters to prove they’re citizens or face criminal prosecution. Read more»

Legal challenge to election laws in Arizona have landed before the Supreme Court twice in recent years – winning once and losing once.

Advocates welcomed the Justice Department’s decision to sue over Arizona’s strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a “textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act” and supporters call a “common sense” defense against fraudulent voting. Read more»

Ariz. Gov. Doug Ducey answers questions during a press conference in Tucson after his State of the State address.

Though the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 Arizona’s requirement of proof of citizenship for people registering to vote in state elections was not permissible in federal elections, Republican state officials have tried again, hoping for different results. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in January 2020.

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich released an “interim report” - initiated following the conclusion of "review" of Maricopa County’s election - that made clear investigators are conducting a civil and not a criminal probe, and they had uncovered little more than record-keeping issues. Read more»

A 1,300% increase in the number of absentee ballots that get rejected under a new voter ID law in Texas could provide a cautionary example for Arizonans in November when they decide whether to enact similar requirements for early voting. Read more»

Arizona voters will decide in November whether they should have to put more than a signature on early ballots - if approved, the law would require something extra: a driver’s license number, state identification number, the last four digits of a Social Security number or a voter ID number. Read more»

Election reform has become a vital issue for Arizona Republicans who claim integrity concerns following the 2020 presidential election of Joe Biden.

The Republican-controlled Arizona House voted Monday to amend and advance election reform bills that would require voters to furnish proof of citizenship upon registration and prohibit election officials from being on hand counting teams. Read more»

Iowa election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election.

The pervasive myths of a stolen 2020 presidential election and widespread voter fraud are still dominant in many state legislatures, as Republican policymakers call for more investigations and reshape election administration in a way that could give them a partisan advantage. Read more»

Protestors in support of former President Donald Trump gather outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum where Ballots from the 2020 general election wait to be counted on May 1, 2021. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud in Arizona.

Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd that espoused conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential vote, the Senate Government Committee advanced a slew of bills aimed at curbing or alleviating concerns about election fraud in Arizona, despite little evidence of such incidents. Read more»

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