Elections

  Gabriella Cázares-Kelly making history as first Indigenous woman to hold an elective office in Pima County

Cázares-Kelly is making history as the first Indigenous woman to hold an elective office in Pima County.

  Senator-elect Mark Kelly says COVID-19 plan is urgent

Provisional ballot counts are complete in Pima County

  Pima County Attorney’s Office to drop pending minor marijuana possession charges

Associated Press calls Tom O’Halleran winner of Arizona’s 1st Congressional District

Pima County counts more than 7,000 ballots Tuesday

  Prop 207 could have huge impact on criminal justice reform in Arizona

Continued Coverage

  Kremlin: Putin won’t congratulate Biden until challenges end

IT’S OFFICIAL: Joe Biden is President-Elect

  Romney: Trump’s election fraud claim wrong, ‘reckless’

Sheriff Napier says it’s too soon to concede

Arizona’s renewable energy future at play in Corporation Commission races

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Get results for all the races, propositions you care about here

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Arizona residents approve proposition to fund education

Results are in for Prop. 208 in Arizona. The proposition, also known as The Invest in Education Act has passed!

  With counting winding down, Trump team pushes legal fights

President Donald Trump’s campaign put into action the legal strategy the president had signaled for weeks: attacking the integrity of the voting process in states where the result could mean his defeat.

  EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: Presidential race too early to call

Here is an alphabetical state-by-state look at how and why The Associated Press has — or hasn’t — called U.S. states in the 2020 presidential election.

Legislative leader selects 4th member of redistricting panel

Apache County man is the fourth appointment to the panel that will redraw congressional and legislative districts.

Hobbs learns Sharpie ballot rumor, like marker’s ink, is hard to erase

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Maricopa County vote count continues

  Former Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos reelected

  Arizona officials dispute ‘ballot invalidation’ due to Sharpie concerns

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: AP projects Mark Kelly winner over Martha McSally in key Senate race

Officials ‘braced for the worst,’ but report little voter intimidation

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Arizona for Biden

Analysis of ballots cast statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow President Trump to catch up.

Maricopa County Attorney Adel undergoes emergency surgery

Republican was appointed in late 2019 to fill a vacancy.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Biden projected to win in Arizona, flip longtime Republican stronghold

The former vice president benefited from the state’s changing demographics and successfully won over swing voters.

  ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Nanos defeats Napier to become Pima County Sheriff

The race is close with Chris Nanos in the lead.

  ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Seven candidates compete for three seats in TUSD Governing Board

Seven candidates are vying for three open seats on the TUSD Board.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Residents approve recreational marijuana

Prop 207 passes in Arizona

  Election Day voters say COVID-19 safety measures helped them feel safe

Poll workers offered curbside voting for people who couldn’t go inside the polling location.

  Santa Cruz County’s long-time sheriff retires

After more than 50 years in law enforcement, Santa Cruz County’s longest serving sheriff, Tony Estrada, is retiring.

Police return stolen ballots in Glendale

In a joint effort with the Attorney General’s Office, the Glendale Police Department was able to retreive more than a dozen stolen ballots and return them to Glendale residents over the weekend

  EXPLAINER: Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

In the 2020 U.S. general election, The Associated Press will declare winners in more than 7,000 races – starting with the White House and reaching down the ballot to every seat in every state legislature.

Fact Finders: Selfie? Think Again. Rules for taking photos and videos at the polls

You could be breaking the law depending on where you are snapping your selfie.

  Local non-partisan group offers free rides to voting sites

No matter the politics, one group just wants to make sure people get out and vote.

Everything you need to know about the General Election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Arizona voters have already cast a record 2.3 million early ballots

There are 4.28 million registered voters in Arizona this year.

  Fact Finders: Will what you wear keep you from voting at the polls?

Some states have dress codes for Election Day.

Pima County breaks record in returning early voting ballots

The Pima County Recorder’s Office is reporting record-breaking numbers in early voting.

Judge rejects Arizona redistricting panel list injunction

Judge rules Democratic leaders waited too long to ask a court to step in.

Fact Finders: My driver’s license is expired. Can I still use it to vote?

It depends.

7 common mistakes to avoid when voting

As Election Day looms, the biggest worry for many Arizona voters is whether their votes will be counted.

  Fact Finders: I voted early, but changed my mind. Can I vote at the polls?

Not so fast. You could be committing a felony offense in Arizona.

  The growing importance of the Latino vote in Arizona

According to Pew Research, for the first time 3.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the election. The voting block is the largest ethnic minority in a U.S. election.

  Kamala Harris’ visit to Tucson and Phoenix

Harris discussed issues regarding health care, the economy and the environment- before claiming that many in power are trying to make it difficult for people to vote.

Cost of Trump’s trips to campaign events still hard to pin down

When Air Force One touched down in Arizona on Wednesday, it was at least the 20th campaign stop for the jet in the past eight days.

#ChalkTheVote: Arizona families hit the sidewalks to encourage voting

A similar campaign in 2018 generated 1.2 million voting reminders across the nation.

Kamala Harris to visit Tucson, Phoenix

She is expected to meet with Latina business owners and visit a “get-out-the-vote event.”

  FACT FINDERS: My loved one passed away, will their vote still count?

The Pima County Recorder says they are tracking every ballot that comes through.

  FACT FINDERS: Arizona law allows workers paid time off to vote on Election Day

You or your employer may not be aware of this state law.

PCSD takes over TPD on monitoring election ballot sites in Tucson

TPD officers are no longer allowed to provide security at early voting sites within city limits. In response, the PCSD is stepping in to monitor security and safety at at early voting sites in Tucson.

5 p.m. Friday is deadline to request an early ballot

The cutoff time to request an early ballot or to sign up for to the Permanent Early Voter list is 5 p.m. today, Oct. 23.

Top Democrats sue over Arizona redistricting panel list

Complaint alleges the state Commission on Appellate Court Appointments failed to properly vet two independent candidates chosen to chair a commission to redraw political districts.

Everything you need to know about the Nov. 3 election

Deadline to register to request a ballot-by-mail is Oct. 23.

NAU linebacker has spotlight in Biden ad during Monday Night Football

For Tristen Vance, addressing voters and sports fans directly is an opportunity to encourage others to be as productive as the pandemic will allow them be.

  Thousands gather for President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Tucson

Supporters gathered at the Tucson Jet Center for “Make America Great Again” rally.

  Record number of early ballots returned in Pima County

A record number of early ballots have been returned in Pima County.

  UA law professor breaks down Barrett confirmation hearings as senators prepare to vote

The full Senate is slated to take up the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Friday, Oct. 23. The final vote is expected the following week, days before the election.

Mayor sends letter to President Trump before his Tucson visit

The letter was a reminder to his campaign about the ordinances currently in effect in both the City of Tucson and Pima County to protect the health of residents against COVID-19.

Kelly reports raising $39 million in Arizona Senate bid in third quarter

Fundraising was driven in part by a surge in donations following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Additional early voting sites open in Pima County

Registered voters can now vote for the elections in November at Pima County Parks and Recreation and at Woods Library, in Tucson.

Coconino County to hold its 1st judicial retention election

Voters gave up the right to elect judges and instead will only have power to keep or nix Superior Court judges who are appointed by the governor.

Trump Jr. headed to Tucson on Oct. 14

Make America Great Again event will be at the Port of Tucson.

Court ruling ends voter registration extension in Arizona

The voting registration deadline, which was extended to Oct. 23 was put to an end on Oct. 13 by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

  Pima County taking steps to make sure your mail-in ballot counts

To ease the minds of Pima County voters, election officials have put in place steps to ensure your ballot is not tampered with.

California officials say unofficial ballot boxes are illegal

Boxes were reported in Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange counties at locations including political party offices, candidate headquarters and churches.

Ex-Hawaii residents in territories seek presidential voting

The lawsuit isn’t expected to be resolved in time for Election Day next month.

Taylor Swift backs Biden-Harris in first public presidential endorsement

For the first time in her career, singer Taylor Swift is publicly endorsing a presidential candidate.

  Voters to see Invest in Ed on ballot

The measure is said to help motivate teachers to work in Arizona which in turn will help students.

Record number of voting ballots sent out on first mailing day

For comparison, in the 2016 General Election, the first mailing was just over 350,000.

Vice President Pence, Second Lady to visit Arizona tomorrow

The Vice President plans to make a stop in Nevada before making an appearance in Arizona.

Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris release details of upcoming trip to Arizona

On Thursday, Oct. 8, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will travel to Arizona.

Advocates rush to register voters after judge extends deadline 18 days

Number of people registered by groups fell “from about 1,523 voters a week … to 282 a week” once COVID-19 restrictions took effect, ruling said.

McSally begins Spanish-language ads in Senate race, months behind Kelly

McSally's buys on Univision and Telemundo stations in Arizona are her first Spanish-language broadcast ads in this campaign.

Early voting for the 2020 general election starts in Arizona

The early voting period runs until Friday, Oct. 30, and emergency voting options are available after that in some counties.

Voter registration deadline extended to Oct. 23

The U.S. District Court for Arizona will grant a preliminary injunction on the voter registration deadline until Oct. 23.

Groups sue Texas governor to block limits on ballot drops

The order shutters dozens of sites, including in Texas' largest cities and Democratic strongholds, and allows poll watchers to observe ballot deliveries.

No ‘proud’ moment: Reaction to Trump gaffe goes from dismay to distress

The furor began during Tuesday's debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

County recorder says record number of voters prefer to vote by mail

Elections 2020

  AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

A look at how their statements from Cleveland stack up with the facts.

  Tucsonans react to first Presidential Debate

Arizonans Weigh in on Debate