Admitting the law is unconstitutional, state election officials agreed Thursday to stop enforcing a requirement for statewide candidates to get signatures on nominating petitions from voters in three counties.
In a rebuff to state officials, the head of the federal Elections Assistance Commission has rejected Arizona's request to require proof of citizenship by those using a federal form to register to vote.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Attorney General Tom Horne detail a lawsuit filed to force a federal agency to include a requirement on its voter registration forms that applicants provide proof of citizenship. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ahwatukee Foothills News, will host a candidates forum in preparation for the Aug. 27 Phoenix City Council election. District 6 City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and Independent Karlene Keogh Parks will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns from the community from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Ahwatukee at the Grace Inn, 10831 S. 51st St.
Voters may get the last word on a package of controversial changes to election laws — changes foes say are designed to depress turnout and throw roadblocks in the path of those who want to propose their own laws.
On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the city of Phoenix will hold the regularly scheduled City Council Election for voters in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 to elect a council member. There is no election for council member in Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 this year because the terms of the council members are staggered. The Council Election is open to Phoenix residents who are registered voters and reside within Districts 2, 4, 6 or 8 at least 29 days prior to the election.