Voting


In this image from Senate Television, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. President Joe Biden is set to meet privately with Senate Democrats at the Capitol, a visit intended to deliver a jolt to the party’s long-stalled voting and elections legislation. Before he arrived Sinema blunted the bill’s chances further, declaring she could not support a “short sighted” rules change to get past a Republican blockade. (Senate Television via AP)
Sinema Refuses to Reform Filibuster, Killing Bill That Would Protect Arizonans’ Right to Vote

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday effectively signed off on Republicans’ efforts to make it harder for Arizonans to vote and participate in elections.

Voters deliver their ballots to a polling station on Nov. 3, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Texas has become the latest state where Republicans have rolled back access to voting methods that soared in popularity during last year’s pandemic presidential election. The Texas bill, expected to be signed soon by Gov. Greg Abbott, follows similar legislation this year in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa and some other GOP-controlled states. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Nearly 1.5 Million Arizonans Making $50K or Less Voted in 2020 Election

Low-income Arizonans cast nearly 1.5 million votes in the 2020 general election—nearly 40% of votes statewide—according to a recent study.

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Tucson Voters Have the Chance to Raise Their Minimum Wage on Tuesday

Voters in Tucson are being asked to approve a new minimum wage higher than Arizona's current baseline pay.

In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Maricopa County elections officials count ballots in Phoenix. A federal judge on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, heard arguments over whether to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to decertify election results the election results that gave Democrat President-elect Joe Biden his Arizona victory. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
2021 Maricopa County Elections: What You Need to Know

Are you one of the millions of Maricopa County voters who received a ballot in the mail recently? Here's why, and what you need to know about your ballot.

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The Arizona Senate’s ‘Audit’ of the 2020 Election Results Is Finally Over, but at What Cost?

Elections officials on both sides of the political aisle spent the last few months blowing the whistle on the mismanagement throughout the audit process.

Members of the group "Arizona Republicans Who Believe In Treating Others With Respect" hold signs in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, during evening rush hour in Phoenix, Arizona on October 16, 2020. - Arizona has not elected a Democrat since Bill Clinton's second win in 1996, but is undergoing major demographic changes. The state best known abroad for the Grand Canyon is seeing a rapid growth in urban areas, among young college-educated voters, and in its robust Latino community -- groups that tend to favor the Democratic Party. But key to next month's election is that the average Arizona voter, whether Republican or Democrat, tends to be more moderate and is "tired of the President's behavior and the rhetoric coming from his campaign," according to Arizona State University politics lecturer Gina Woodall.
Party Poopers: Independent Voter Registrations Surge as Parties Fall

Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties all saw drops in registration from the general election, while unaffiliated voters made strong gains.

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AP Investigation Finds Only 4 Voter Fraud Cases From 2020 Election in Arizona Have Led to Charges

Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election.