Voting


Four people have already put their names in the hat to be Arizona's next Secretary of State.
Katie Hobbs Won’t Seek Re-Election for Secretary of State in 2022. Here’s Who’s Running to Replace Her.

Two Democrats and two Republican lawmakers have thrown their hat into the ring to be Arizona’s new chief elections officer.

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File
Only 3% of Incarcerated Arizonans Were Able to Vote in 2020—Even Though Most Were Eligible

Advocates say that this is a prime example of voter suppression. Less than 3% of eligible individuals held in an Arizona county jail voted in the 2020 election, according to a new report. Voting and equity advocates say this is due to counties failing to provide the necessary resources to those in custody, despite the...

Courtesy of the Maricopa County Elections Department
Arizona Near Top of States for Bills Aimed at Voting Rights, Limits

Arizona Republican lawmakers introduced the third-highest number of voting restriction bills this year. Arizona lawmakers, who began the year with one of the highest number of voting restriction bills in the nation, are winding down a legislative session in which it appears only a few of those bills will survive. But that doesn’t mean voting rights activists...

AP Photo/Matt York
Controversial GOP-Backed Bill That Would Purge Thousands from Early Voting List Passes House

The bill will now return to the Senate for a final vote.  The Arizona House voted Tuesday to pass a controversial bill that would purge thousands of voters from the state’s permanent early voting list if they miss every election in two consecutive election cycles.  Senate Bill 1485 could purge more than 150,000 voters and...

AP Photo/Matt York
We Asked These Companies Where They Stand on Arizona’s Anti-Voter Bills. They Didn’t Answer.

Dozens of Arizona business leaders signed an op-ed condemning the bills, but many others didn’t comment. The Arizona Legislature is considering a host of bills that would make it more difficult for voters to cast their ballots.  The bills in Arizona have drawn ire from business leaders statewide, including many more than 50 executives who...

Lorraine Longhi/The Copper Courier
Seeing Red: Bill Would Cut Voter-Approved Education Funds, School Supporters Say

“This is about the kids and making sure that they have the brightest future possible.” The teacher’s group that spearheaded Proposition 208, which increases some taxes to hire teachers and bolster teacher salaries, this week returned to the political battlefield to fight a bill it says undermines the will of Arizona voters in November. Education...

ShutterStock
Democrats Pass Independents in Arizona Voter Registration, But GOP Still Leads

Democrats registered 226,579 new voters from 2018 to 2020. 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 failing to overtake Republicans. Democrats registered 226,579 new voters from 2018 to 2020 to reach...