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More voters participated in the 2020 November general election than ever before in Maricopa County and in the city of Peoria, where participation was slightly higher. more
About Rita Venice’s recent letter (“Calls fraud allegations ‘clap-trap’”, Daily Independent, Nov. 24, 2020): many of the “down ballots” voting turned a … more
Now that recreational marijuana is poised to become legal in Arizona, Valley cities will begin amending their ordinances to become compliant with the new law. And Peoria is among the first to begin regulating how the new industry will look within the city. more
In recent days, constituents of District 2, candidates for office, state lawmakers and congressmen have asked questions and made statements regarding Maricopa County’s voting system, hand counts, recounts and legal challenges. more
This is a response to Roy Miller’s recent letter (“Says voting a privilege, not a right,” Nov. 19, 2020). I didn’t wish to respond, but there is need to correct his statement … more
When I sat down with my family to discuss my intention to run for the governing board in 2016 and then run for re-election in 2020, I continued to reflect on the influence that public education has … more
Members of the Board of Supervisors continue to hear from government leaders and the public about the integrity of Maricopa County elections. We want to assure you that proper steps have been taken to ensure a full and accurate count of all votes. more
According to the media, Joe Biden has been elected president of the U.S. I guess I wasn’t paying attention in school because I don’t remember being taught that is the way our country … more
Can election stress contribute to a heart attack or stroke? more
Two Republicans and one Democrat continue to lead in race for three seats for the Arizona Corporation Commission, with potentially thousands of ballots still to be counted. more
James Kepler asked several questions (“Republicans don’t want responsibility,” Daily Independent, Nov. 2, 2020), who and what can be answered in one word: Democrats! Reason you … more
Ann O’Brien and Yassamin Ansari are leading in Phoenix’s two city council races without an incumbent, according to early returns from the county recorders’ office. Incumbents are … more
Arizona  voters  finished p unearly a month of voting on Tuesday with plenty at stake  in local, state and national races. With a senate seat at stake between incumbent Republican … more
Rich Andrews’ latest letter to the editor (“Hopes for close election, more division,” Daily Independent, Oct. 22, 2020) was horrifying to me. Not only does Andrews clearly feel that … more
During the coronavirus pandemic, Maricopa County is focusing funding toward ensuring next week’s election can be conducted safely, keeping small businesses afloat and preparing to administer … more
Mail voting is a popular mechanism for casting a ballot in the western U.S. Prior to 2020, of the states that mailed ballots directly to voters who had not requested them, many were Arizona’s … more
A Goodyear man charged with disrupting a polling place in 2018 by videotaping in violation of the state’s “75-foot-limit” statute has been sentenced to six months’ probation and fined $400 after pleading guilty. more
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a nation as divided as ours, which only benefits our adversaries and enemy nations alike. This has become an “uncivil” war, with President Trump … more
With record-breaking numbers of registered voters returning an unprecedented 2 million requested mail-in ballots between now and Nov. 3, officials say they are ready for another successful election in Maricopa County. more
Arizona’s Congressional District 8 has a unique historical opportunity to elect a congressman born and raised in this district. This isn’t an election between a Republican and a Democrat; it’s an election between a career politician and one of our own. more
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