Are You Really Precluded from Voting a New Ballot if your Presidential Candidate Drops Out?

Early voting for the Presidential Preference Election (PPE) in Arizona began on February 19, 2020, but it seems as if Democratic candidates are suspending their campaigns by the day.  Some election officials have recently announced that you cannot cast a new ballot if your preferred candidate recently dropped out, indicating that your only remedy mightRead moreRead more

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

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.

House Subcommittee Holds Arizona Hearing on Election Administration Without Inviting Election Administrators

Today the U.S. House Administration Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing in Phoenix entitled “Voting Rights and Elections Administration in Arizona.”  A recurring topic among the Members of Congress and committee witnesses was the closure of polling places in Arizona following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which invalidated theRead moreRead more