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.
Today, for perhaps the first time ever, the Maricopa County Elections Department will have its voting equipment tested by the Secretary of State’s Equipment Certification Advisory Committee. Neither the County nor its new equipment vendor have any experience surviving this gauntlet. There are some thorny legal issues if the equipment doesn’t pass.