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Maricopa County’s first mail-in only voting ‘overwhelming success’

Posted by   /  January 23, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM The all-mail balloting that Maricopa County used in its November elections was an “overwhelming success,” according to a recent report from recorder Adrian Fontes. The report, which analyzed the results from last year’s jurisdictional elections, found that changing all the ballots to mail-in did not affect turnout. “The elections department views that as […]

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Voter registration deadline for November elections is today

Posted by   /  October 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The deadline for eligible citizens to register to vote in the 26 upcoming local elections in Maricopa County is Tuesday, Oct. 10. Maricopa County voters in the 26 jurisdictions will be mailed a ballot beginning Oct. 11 and have until Election Day, Nov. 7 to return their ballots. This is the first time that all […]

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[OPINION] Robb: Phoenix’s hotel fiasco is even worse than you thought

Posted by   /  August 31, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Bob Robb | The Republic The City of Phoenix’s adventure in the hotel business has obviously been a fiasco. But the fiasco is actually much deeper than commonly understood, and radiates from the city to engulf the entire state. The fullness of the fiasco should […]

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Sales tax to acquire open space in Flagstaff proposed

Posted by   /  July 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun Flagstaff voters may have the chance to weigh in on a new sales tax that would be used to fund parks and open space projects in November 2018. A group of citizens, calling themselves the “Yes on Parks” committee have proposed a one-eighth-cent sales tax, from which revenues […]

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Number of Arizona voters increases to more than 3.6 million

Posted by   /  July 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Arizona Daily Independent The number of registered voters in Arizona has increased 14,169 to more than 3.6 million active voters, according to the Secretary of State’s office. Of the state’s 3,650,673 voters, 1,264,154 are Republicans, 1,104,927 are Democrats and 1,242,532 have not designated an officially recognized party preference. Libertarians and members of the Green […]

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Tempe City Council plans to send Papago Park preserve plan to voters

Posted by   /  September 25, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Taylor Transtrum | Special for The Republic Petition organizers hope to stave off future possible development of Tempe portion of Papago Park The Tempe City Council is looking at putting a Papago Park preservation plan to voters. If the plan is ratified, it would allow for designation of park preserves. The council, which has […]

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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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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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