2020 Candidate Signature Thresholds Posted

The Secretary of State yesterday posted the minimum nomination petition signature thresholds for federal, statewide, and legislative candidates:                                

Arizona Nixes Requirement for Spanish Language Voting Materials

Last week the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that Arizona allegedly violated the Voting Rights Act based, at least in part, on evidence that Hispanic voters have faced language-based barriers in the electoral process.  The appellate court’s decision should prompt a fresh look at the newly-approved Election Procedures Manual, which for the first timeRead moreRead more

Ambiguity in New “Statement of Interest” Requirement May Boot A Candidate off the Ballot

Candidates may think that filing a “statement of interest” by January 2, 2020 renders all their prior nomination petition signatures immune from challenge. Candidates should think twice about that.

AZ Federal Court Deals Crushing Blow to Lawsuit Aimed at Protecting 2020 Initiative Measures

On December 16, 2019 the Arizona Federal District Court issued an order dismissing First and Fourteenth Amendment challenges to Arizona’s initiative petition “strikeout” law and declined to enter a preliminary injunction enjoining the law. Thus the “strikeout” law will likely remain in play for the 2020 election cycle and continue to act as the principalRead moreRead more

3 Things to Watch Ahead of Today’s Presidential Filing Deadline

The deadline to file as a presidential candidate in Arizona is today. Here are 3 things to watch as the 5 p.m. deadline approaches.

GRRC Tackles Key Clean Elections Regulation Today

Today the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) will consider whether the Citizen’s Clean Elections Commission (CCEC) has sufficiently curtailed its regulations in reaction to Proposition 306 passed by voters last year. If the preliminary sessions leading up to today’s vote are any indication, there will continue to be disagreement over CCEC’s role in campaign finance.