Keyword: Elections

County has $4.46 billion FY 2023 budget

PHOENIX — In the final hours of fiscal 2022 Thursday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors were set to make some last-minute department adjustments to the budget for that …

County redistricting coming to an end

PHOENIX — About six months after Congressional and state legislature redistricting was completed in Arizona, and almost 10 months after precinct lines were redrawn in Maricopa County, the …

Judge: Law eliminating early voter list can be …

PHOENIX — Voting rights groups can contest a 2021 state law that eliminates the state’s permanent early voting list.

Board hashes out county district lines

PHOENIX — Scott Jarrett is the director of election day and emergency voting for the Maricopa County Elections Department, the man responsible for helping officials decide where everyone votes …

Lawyer: Election lawsuit legally, factually flawed

PHOENIX — A lawyer for the state’s largest county is telling a federal judge that a lawsuit by two Republican candidates seeking to require a hand count of the 2022 election is both legally and factually flawed.

Judge: Arizonans can still vote early

PHOENIX — Millions of Arizonans will not lose the right to vote early, at least not now if ever.

There will be no Peoria Unified bond on this year’s …

In a new turn of events, the Peoria Unified School District will not attempt to put a bond on the 2022 ballot in order to fund important projects including a new high school to alleviate overcrowding in the northern part of the city, among other needed improvements throughout the district.

Q&A: What do Paradise Valley council candidates value …

In this week’s weekly Q&A, the Independent asks Paradise Valley Town Council candidates, what is their favorite aspect of the town? From open space to the unique charm that Paradise …

Hobbs: Killing early voting would cause chaos

PHOENIX — Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says the latest bid by the Arizona Republican Party to kill all early voting for this year’s election not only comes too late but would cause chaos in the counties that would have to set up more polling places.

Get to know the Peoria mayoral candidates

Now that the candidates for both Peoria’s mayoral and city council elections have been firmly established, it’s time to get to know them better.

Senate allows continued use of ballot ‘drop boxes’

PHOENIX — State senators refused Monday to outlaw or even restrict the use of ballot “drop boxes” despite claims they are opportunities for fraud.

GOP supporting law requiring proof of citizenship to …

PHOENIX — The Republican Party wants a “seat at the table” to support a controversial new law that requires proof of citizenship to vote for president.

Paradise Valley Town Council candidates talk about …

As more people move to the Valley of the Sun, so increases the amount of new development. In the second iteration of the Paradise Valley Town Council Q&A, candidates answer questions on local …

Peoria selects new city clerk

Peoria City Manager Jeff Tyne has selected Lori Dyckman as the new Peoria City Clerk.

Candidates discuss ‘biggest issue facing …

The Scottsdale City Council election is nearing in a few short months. There are seven candidates seeking three open seats on Scottsdale City Council. Of the candidates, Solange Whitehead and …
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