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Goodyear changes vote-tallying system to cut election costs

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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By Laura Gómez | The Republic Brannon Hampton would’ve won his Goodyear City Council seat in March if not for an ambiguous system for tallying votes that forced him into a runoff race with the next highest vote-getter. He won the race in May, but it meant two more months of campaign spending for him. And it meant the city had […]

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Who is eyeing 3 seats on Scottsdale City Council in 2018?

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Joshua Bowling | The Republic Residents who want to jump into Scottsdale politics can vie for three open City Council seats in 2018. The council, on Sept. 12, is expected to call the election. Potential candidates can pick up paperwork from the City Clerk beginning Oct. 2. Council members Linda Milhaven, David Smith and Kathy Littlefield are nearing the final year of […]

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Maricopa County supervisors concerned about Fontes’ 2018 election plan

Posted by   /  August 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic Recorder Adrian Fontes’ crusade to overhaul the Maricopa County election system is causing concern not only among voters and activists, but among another set of skeptics: the politicians who control his purse strings. Members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors say Fontes has caused confusion among constituents […]

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Colorado passes the bong: How the stoner economy can change California

Posted by   /  December 13, 2016  /  Economy, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Ali Wolf | Meyers Research, LLC Now that the dust has settled from last month’s election, we can take a step back and review another outcome: the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts. This change follows the trailblazers, Colorado and Washington, who were the first to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, […]

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Election to decide final shape of councils in Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert

Posted by   /  October 19, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | East Valley Tribune While much of the pre-election attention might be focused on the top of the ticket, voters in Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert will also be deciding the shape of their local government for the next two years. All three municipalities have competitive council races after the nonpartisan elections in […]

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New apartments, taller buildings at issue in Scottsdale election

Posted by   /  September 28, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale voters will have few choices this fall while electing a mayor and three City Council members, as the six candidates offer contrasting opinions on several hot-button issues. A small field of candidates — two for mayor and four for City Council — led Scottsdale to forgo a primary […]

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How We Won Prop 123

Posted by   /  May 20, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By J.P. Twist, Campaign Manager Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools, in Support of Prop 123.  It was January, and I had just watched a discussion on Channel 8’s Journalists Roundtable, where the panel predicted as high as a 70-some percent victory for Prop 123 on May 17. I almost fell out of my chair. If […]

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Ballot mailing screwup might delay this month’s propositions election

Posted by   /  May 10, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Attorney wants delay of May 17 election; says Prop 123, Prop 124 pamphlets were not mailed on time Secretary of State admits to missing deadline for about 200,000 households PHOENIX – A lawyer is asking the Attorney General to delay the May 17 special election because Secretary of State Michele Reagan failed […]

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At least 400,000 early voters didn’t get election info on time

Posted by   /  May 9, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Laurie Roberts | The Republic From the here-we-go-again department: another Arizona election snafu. This time, involving vital information about what’s on the May 17 ballot. At least 400,000 early voters didn’t get a publicity pamphlet on time, as required by law, and some got it just last weekend – fully two weeks after early […]

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Federal court agrees to rehear challenge to Tucson election system

Posted by   /  April 28, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Madison Alder | Cronkite News A federal appeals court Wednesday restored Tucson’s voting system – for now – so it can reconsider a challenge by a group of voters who claim the city’s unusual hybrid election system violates the one-person, one-vote principle. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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