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The truth about ERIC, the voter roll program targeted by extremists

Attacks on the Electronic Registration Information Center show how lack of public understanding about how local election officials ensure voter rolls are accurate, and the role ERIC plays, created an opening for disinformation to threaten election integrity. ... Read more»1

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Arizona could force U.S. Supreme Court to again consider proof of citizenship for voting

A GOP-sponsored bill signed into law Wednesday in Arizona by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey requires documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote, a mandate that the U.S. Supreme Court has said is unconstitutional.... Read more»

Arizona Republicans close in on passage of election restrictions

The Arizona House voted Tuesday to advance two election reform bills that would limit the creation of emergency voting centers and prohibit same-day voter registration - vital issues for Arizona Republicans who claim integrity concerns following the 2020 presidential election.... Read more»

Arizona Republican lawmakers move to clean up voter rolls

In a meeting riddled with false accusations of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election, Republican senators approved bills in the Senate Government Committee to increase the monitoring of voter registration rolls and purge more voters from the voting rolls. ... Read more»

Arizona voters should know how to stay registered for the 2022 election, and state officials want to help

Arizona election officials and other organizations that help register voters say that voters in the state should be aware of changes in voting laws if they want to stay registered to vote in 2022. ... Read more»

Low-income voters cast nearly 40% of Arizona votes in 2020, study says

Low-income voters accounted for an estimated 35% of the 168 million votes cast nationwide in the 2020 presidential election, and in Arizona that percentage was estimated to be nearly 40, according to a recent study by the Poor People’s Campaign.... Read more»

Arizona independent voter registrations surge as parties fall

The major political parties in Arizona have continued to lose voters since the November election, with strident partisanship “turning off” voters and driving them to register as independents, and experts said that the shift is not unique to Arizona.... Read more»1

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»

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Trump’s falsehood-filled 'Save America' rally

Prior to the violence that disrupted Congress’ counting of the electoral votes, President Donald Trump gave an indignant speech filled with falsehoods about the presidential election he lost two months ago to Democrat Joe Biden.... Read more»

Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration drive

Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years – but still failed to overtake Republicans in total number of registered voters.... Read more»

State, county policies impact rejected ballot rates in November election

Statewide, 63% of all votes rejected by election officials — or more than 17,200 ballots — were cast by voters who weren’t registered or had an issue with their registration, such as missing the state deadline. Voter registration problems are the most common reason ballots were rejected in each of Arizona’s three previous presidential elections.... Read more»

Swipe right on 2020 election: Groups find new ways to attract young Arizona voters

Activists who believe young voters in Arizona have the power to swing the state are working to mobilize this often inconsistent and underrepresented group by engaging with them across all platforms – including Bumble and Tinder.... Read more»

Maricopa official: Disinformation poses threat to election security

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»

This is how voting by mail will look in Arizona in November

As Nov. 3 approaches, many Arizonans still have concerns about getting their mail-in ballots returned on time – and counted.... Read more»

System could help tribal members past one voter registration hurdle

Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect – but it’s a vast improvement over the old process.... 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»

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