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Mi Familia Vota, a national voting rights group, sued sued Arizona on Thursday to block a new law - passed the Republican-controlled Legislature down party lines - requiring individuals to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. Read more»

Los encuestadores van a los campus de ASU y verifican que las personas estén registradas para votar y brindan información adicional.

Con los cambios en las leyes de votación, las oficinas del Secretario de Estado de Arizona y el Registrador del Condado están enseñando a los votantes a registrarse y permanecer registrados para las elecciones de 2022. 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»

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has selected the tools it will use to determine whether the new congressional and legislative districts it draws are competitive, one of the criteria the Arizona Constitution directs the commission to use when drawing new maps. Read more»

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks about the coronavirus pandemic at a news conference July 9, 2020.

Gov. Doug Ducey said business community opposition to a pair of election bills that critics allege will suppress voters won’t affect his decision on whether to sign the legislation if it reaches his desk. Greater Phoenix Leadership, a business and civic organization, issued a statement last week urging lawmakers to reject legislation that it said is voter suppression. Read more»

House Bill 2722, sponsored by Rep. Shawnna Bolick, R-Phoenix, would restrict emergency voting and allow voters to photograph and videotape election workers at polling places in Arizona.

The measure would only allow emergency voting in times of war, civil unrest or a natural disaster and would allow voters to videotape and photograph election workers inside polling places. Some Republicans in recent years have claimed that emergency voting centers are not used for real emergencies, but as opportunities for liberal groups to increase voter turnout. Read more»

Pascua Yaqui leaders said they still hope to find an answer to their push to reopen a polling place on their land, after a Pima County Board of Supervisors effort failed. The county recorder has defended the decision to close the polling place and said it is too late to change course for this fall’s electon.

What was a showdown between the Pascua Yaqui tribe, the Pima County Board of Supervisors and the county’s recorder has now turned into a stalemate. Read more»

Pascua Yaqui tribal officials are raising a new argument in their two-year fight to reinstate an early voting site on the reservation, saying the COVID-19 pandemic makes it essential. The county recorder disagrees, and now the tribe is trying to enlist the support of county supervisors.

At least two Pima County supervisors will “press forward” to get an early voting site reinstated on the Pascua-Yaqui reservation, setting up a showdown with the county recorder who rejected the request again this week. Read more»

An Election Day deadline for mailed ballots in Arizona is an unconstitutional burden on Navajo tribe members, many of whom live in remote areas with spotty, slow mail service, six tribe members said in a federal lawsuit. Read more»

After a presidential primary season plagued by long lines, confusion over mail-in voting and malfunctioning equipment, election experts are increasingly concerned about the resiliency of American democracy in the face of a global pandemic. Read more»

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios Sunday in Washington.

A new poll of Arizona voters gives former Vice President Joe Biden a sizable lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the state’s March 17 primary and suggests Arizona could be in play for the Democrats come the November general election. Read more»

The hearing on challenges for Native American voters came the same day that a federal appeals court said it would reinstate Arizona’s ban on “ballot harvesting” for now.

Voting barriers for Native Americans have always existed, but polling cutbacks, discriminatory voter ID laws and lack of funding for elections are making things worse, advocates told a House panel Tuesday. Read more»

Delaney After Buffalo, left, and Tara Benally register Shaye Holiday to vote in Monument Valley, Utah. Native Americans here have a chance to take control of local government for the first time.

Across the West, Native Americans are fighting to overcome voter ID laws, polling place closures and voter registration purges. They could affect key midterm elections Read more»

While most of the focus on the recently implemented Texas voter ID law has been related to allegations of racial discrimination, some online reports have recently raised concerns that the law could disenfranchise a different demographic: people who have legally changed their names, particularly women. But election officials say the concerns are unwarranted. Read more»

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

Rep. Michele Bachmann ginned up a bogus doomsday scenario for Republicans in 2014, falsely warning that President Obama would “wave his magic wand” to grant voting rights to newly legalized immigrants if Congress passes an immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship. Read more»

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