Presidential Primary

The Atlantic

The Democratic National Committee, the Arizona Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign are expanding their challenge over voting rights to Arizona in the wake of its troubled presidential primary.

 

Clinton has made voter suppression and ballot laws in Republican-led states a centerpiece of her campaign as she rallies her base in the 2016 White House race.

Her campaign and Democrats plan to file a lawsuit aiming to force changes in how the state runs its elections.

John Samora/The Republic

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is set to certify results of the March 22 presidential primary that prompted lines of more than five hours after Maricopa County slashed the number of polling places.

Reagan is the state's top election official and will officially release the statewide vote courts and is expected to certify the results on Monday.

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has certified the results of the March 22 presidential preference election. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


David Kadlubowski/The Republic

Maricopa County officials are set to certify the results from last week's presidential primary that prompted lines of more than five hours after the county slashed.

The County Board of Supervisors meets Wednesday morning to do the official canvass and formally approve the results. They're also set to discuss the problems at the polls and review how polling sites were selected and consolidated.

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Arizona officials are weighing in on the long wait times many Maricopa County voters experienced during the state's presidential primary.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether county elections officials illegally put fewer presidential primary polling locations in poor or minority-heavy areas for Tuesday's voting.

Sites across the county were jammed and lines topped five hours at some spots.

Natasha Khan/Cronkite News Service

Voters today gathered outside the Maricopa County Recorder’s office, protesting long lines during the state’s presidential preference election yesterday. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, thousands of voters waited for hours to cast their ballots.


 Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prevailed in Arizona's primary, putting them a step closer to wrapping things up and getting on with a head-to-head race for the White House, unobstructed by rivals who just won't quit.

Contests Tuesday in Arizona, Utah and Idaho were deciding how near that moment might be for one of them or both. The two are clear front-runners, but Clinton has an easier path. Democratic rival Bernie Sanders won in Utah and Idaho but Clinton's win in Arizona prevented the Vermont senator from cutting deeply into her delegate lead by night's end.

AZ Lawmaker Wants Earlier Presidential Primary

Jan 3, 2013

A Republican lawmaker wants to be sure voters in the state actually have a real voice in deciding who will run for president in 2016.

As Expected, Turnout Low at Polls

Feb 28, 2012

Voter turnout at the polls today across Coconino County appears to be low.

Coconino County Recorder Candace Owens says she visited polls this morning and saw very few voters.

She says that was partly due to the weather.

"And what we've seen," she added, "and what we anticipated would happen, is that most of the people who are voting have already voted, because they were either on the permanent early voting list, or they requested an early ballot be sent to them."

Owens says about 60 percent of the expected turnout has already voted.