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GOP poll watcher training casts unfounded suspicion on Arizona elections

The RNC is trying to recruit 5,000 Arizona poll workers and observers for the primary and general elections while partnering with several groups for “election integrity” trainings and casting doubts on the 2020 election, even though courts found otherwise.... Read more»

Hobbs calls for expanded voting rights, blasts GOP election proposals

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said the 2020 elections “challenged our democracy in ways we’ve never seen before” but that officials still managed to deliver a safe, secure election with record-breaking turnout in the midst of a pandemic. ... 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»

Arizona sees 'historic high' turnout for primary election

Despite fears and uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, more than 36 percent of registered voters in Arizona voted in the primary, an increase of about 10 percent over the 2018 primary and 25 percent more than in 2016, a result that Hobbs called "astounding."... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: 2012 election analysis

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, talk show host Emil Franzi, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Study: More Arizonans active in communities

More Arizonans say they are participating in civic activities like interacting with neighbors and contacting public officials, according to a report released at a conference Friday by a nonpartisan research organization.... Read more»

Comic: Politics

Guvermint

Only 10% of Arizonans believe elected officials represent their interests. And yet Arizona ranks 43rd among states in voter turnout.... Read more»

Election 2010

Highest primary turnout in 20 years a surprise

Early ballots and strong interest in congressional races helped make turnout for the August primary the highest in 20 years, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Tuesday.... Read more»