Stories tagged: "ballots"


FILE - This Oct. 21, 2020, file photo shows election workers sorting ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix. Despite massive turnout for early voting, elections are going pretty smoothly in the battleground state of Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Election Day? Plan on Election Week, Officials Say

“So many people don’t realize that election night is never the final count,” said Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman, who asks people to be patient.

Image courtesy The Maricopa County Elections Department ballot processing livestream.
Expanded Access to Voting Led to Historic Early Voter Turnout in Arizona

Over 2.4 million voters voted early this year, surpassing the overall number of early ballots cast in the 2016 general election.

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Courts Are Hurrying to Decide on Arizona Election Rules. Here’s Where They Stand.

While the bulk of Arizona’s election system remains the same this year, some potential changes brought on by the pandemic are up in the air with the courts.

FILE - In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Rivko Knox, of Phoenix, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters, collects signatures for a ballot measure on campaign financing outside a polling station in Glendale, Ariz. A lawsuit filed Tuesday, July 3, 2018, on Knox's behalf, seeks to overturn a 2016 law that bars groups in Arizona from collecting early mail-in ballots from voters and delivering them as part of get-out-the-vote efforts. Photo by Anita Snow, Associated Press
Battle Over Arizona’s Ballot Collection Law Heads to Supreme Court

Republicans are arguing to protect laws that restrict individuals from mailing ballots on the behalf of others and out-of-precinct voting.

File photo by Cayla Nimmo, Associated Press
How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Vote

Over one million absentee ballots were mailed in Maricopa County, and elections officials have devised many ways for voters to safely cast their ballots.

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Lawsuit Accuses Arizona’s Absentee Ballot Laws of Disenfranchisement

Elections officials say lawmakers like Rep. Shawnna Bolick have spread information about mail-in voting that is, "inaccurate and often misleading."

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Arizona Republicans Oppose Mail-In Voting in the Middle of a Pandemic

Lawmakers have hundreds of bills to vote on, but one issue not being considered is expanding mail-in voting during a national health emergency.