Election Laws

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.

How officials are trying to prevent intimidation at drop boxes, hand-counting ballots, and other problems from the midterms.

Election directors are meeting with Gov. Katie Hobbs and legislative leaders to press for a special session.

A Votebeat reporter experiences firsthand how Maricopa County verifies early voters’ identities.

Legislative leaders say they’re at an impasse, and counties say time has run out to move the primary any earlier.

Lawmakers propose amendments to a bill that would move the state’s 2024 primary, including provisions for ballot curing and pre-processing mail ballots.

Ruling in case brought by disenfranchised primary voters resolves apparent contradiction in law over provisional ballots.

At hearing, election officials and advocates describe recent threats that risk driving election workers from their jobs.

The Republican-passed Senate Bill 1 added restrictions to voting that plaintiffs say disproportionately affect voters of color.

The 2024 primary is currently set for April 23, late in the presidential primary season and in conflict with Passover.

Officials previously could locate a single voting site to serve multiple small precincts. Now some counties will need to double their number of sites.