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Election workers tabulate Pinal County ballots on Election Day during the November 2022 midterms. Election officials documented glaring discrepancies in the ballot totals, but recommended certifying the election anyway.

Virginia Ross had proof of inaccuracies that she didn’t flag before county supervisors certified the November election results, even as she told them she stood by the numbers — and then collected a $25,000 bonus before quickly moving to an East Texas town. Read more»

In recent months, some Republican chief election officials had been pressing ERIC to drop the requirement that states reach out to eligible but unregistered voters.

While state officials and much media coverage have focused on concerns about partisanship among ERIC officials, and false conspiracy theories, other state officials also cited ERIC’s voter outreach mandate as an important factor in their decisions to withdraw from the program. 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»

Jeamy Ramirez, interim director for Mi Familia Vota in Nevada, left, and Edith Betancourt, also of the organization, distribute free T-shirts at a National Voter Registration Day rally at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Sept. 20, 2022. The shirts read '¡Sí Se Vota!' (Yes, we vote!) and 'Latino Loud.'

The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 midterm election is three weeks away - and Chicanos Por La Causa, Mi Familia Vota and other Arizona groups working to register voters capitalized on National Voter Registration Day. Read more»

Boxes containing thousands of paper voter registration forms on the doorstep of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project in San Antonio, Texas, in 2022. SVREP president Lydia Camarillo said a shortage led to a delay in receiving over 20,000 forms. The boxes arrived after the organization contacted a state senator.

Elections have become more paper-based in recent years, driven by the surge in mail voting and concerns about security - but shortages have raised alarms that local election offices won’t have the time, flexibility or money to respond to late changes this fall. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey gives the State of the State address on Jan. 14, 2022.

One of the most significant election bills this legislative session signed into law by Arizona Gov. Ducey is provoking an outcry from voting advocates who say it could disenfranchise naturalized citizens and other voters by canceling their registrations. Read more»

A supporter of the Arizona Free Elections Act raises a fist in solidarity as organizers addressed the media on July 7, 2022, near the state Capitol. The initiative measure would make sweeping changes to Arizona’s election and campaign finance laws if voters approve it.

Supporters of a sweeping effort to overhaul Arizona’s election and campaign finance laws filed more than 475,000 signatures on Thursday in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot. Read more»

Víctor Contreras, director de soluciones laborales de Chicanos Por La Causa, ayuda a una persona que busca trabajo a llenar una aplicación en una feria de trabajo en Maryvale en 2017. La organización sin fines de lucro de Arizona lanzó una campaña de votación de $10 millones para alentar a los millones de latinos en Arizona a ir a las urnas, no importa cuál afiliación partidaria.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Mi Familia Vota y Promise Arizona han lanzado una iniciativa de $10 millones para alentar a los más de 2 millones de latinos que llaman hogar a Arizona a que hagan oír su voz sin importar su afiliación política. Read more»

Victor Contreras, director of workforce solutions for Chicanos Por La Causa, helps a job seeker fill out an application at a job fair in Maryvale in 2017. The Arizona nonprofit has launched $10 million voting campaign to encourage the millions of Latinos in Arizona to go to the polls – regardless of party affiliation.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Mi Familia Vota and Promise Arizona have launched a $10 million initiative to encourage the more than 2 million Latinos who call Arizona home to make their voices heard regardless of party affiliation. Read more»

ERIC attempts to address the challenges created by a quirk of the American election system: There’s no national database of voters.

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

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»

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»

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»

Pollsters go to ASU campuses and verify that people are registered to vote and provide additional information.

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»

There was no data in the study specific to Indigenous/Native American voters - a supplement to the study will be added next year to include more information on Native American voters.

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»

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