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Election Laws

We’ll cover the disputes over voting rules and how they affect voters and the local officials who run elections in this pivotal state.

How Arizona’s divided legislature united behind a solution that sets the primary for July 30 this year and changes how mail-in ballots are verified.

A new law aimed to increase voting access in rural counties. In South Texas it’s having the opposite effect.

In wide-ranging lawsuit over the new Elections Procedures Manual, Republican lawmakers allege the secretary of state can’t make rules for counties on certifying their elections.

The law, passed unanimously by Republicans, requires counties that offer countywide voting to increase the number of locations — a nearly impossible challenge in some areas.

The state’s voting rules and new laws have created an unforgiving timeline for the 2024 presidential election. But there’s many ways to compress the schedule to make it work.

Arizona’s governor and secretary of state say it’s fine not to consistently monitor ballot drop boxes. But Republicans say the law doesn’t bear that out, and the Elections Procedures Manual finalized in December doesn’t clarify.

Important developments will shape whether Trump appears on the ballot, the balance of political power in some states, and still-ongoing 2020 election investigations.

The biggest issues in elections from 2023 will have consequences for voting this year. Here’s what we’ll be covering.

Our painful national history is on wrenching display at the Legacy Museum, but it also highlights the optimism that drives us forward.

Experts said an argument was a “Hail Mary” pass that flew in the face of precedent and congressional intent, but a federal appeals court endorsed it.

The law signed this week is the first in the nation and expands the Department of Corrections’ current effort to restore voting rights to returning citizens.

A federal judge ruled last week that undated and misdated mail ballots must be counted, but it came right in the middle of when counties were finalizing their 2023 election results.

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes announced a state grand jury has indicted Republican Cochise County Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd with two felony charges of conspiracy and election interference.

The ruling, which found dates on an outer envelope to be “immaterial” to a ballot’s eligibility, has the potential to prevent the disenfranchisement of thousands of voters next year.

About 32,000 Arizona voters who haven’t proved their citizenship may be subject to investigations and potential removal from rolls under the 2022 laws.

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes has subpoenaed the two Republican county supervisors to appear before a grand jury.

Even as Powell, Ellis, and others acknowledge their allegations were baseless, some continue to believe them.

The election code dates to 1937, containing sections that contradict one another and don’t address key legal precedents.

Jocelyn Benson says she will appeal to the state Supreme Court, leaving new rules in place for now.