Government

Ex-felons can reclaim voting rights, but hundreds of thousands don’t

WASHINGTON - A recent study estimated that as many as 212,170 Arizonans were not able to cast a ballot in this year's elections because of a felony conviction in their past. Former felons can regain the right to vote in Arizona, if they pay their debts, but many are not aware of the process.

Early returns show McSally, Sinema race for Senate remains too close to call

PHOENIX – Early returns in the race for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat showed a sliver of votes separating Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, after a campaign featuring millions of dollars in attack ads and verbal sparring over patriotism, voting records and alleged lies.

Doug Ducey wins second term as Arizona governor

PHOENIX – Republican Gov. Doug Ducey thanked supporters Tuesday night after voters reelected him to the post. The Associated Press called the race for Ducey early in the evening.

Seeing Stars: Midterm ballots include James Bond, JFK, Elvis, others

WASHINGTON - James Bond and Cesar Chavez are on the ballot this year - just not the James Bond or the Cesar Chavez most people think of. The two Arizona candidates are among the many around the country whose names may make voters to a double-take, including JFK, Elvis and Chuck Norris.

Women account for 39 percent of Arizona ballot, among highest in nation

WASHINGTON - The 90 women on the ballot for state or federal office in Arizona this year, account for a record 39 percent of the candidates running, up from just 14 percent in 1974 and reflecting a national trend in what many predicted would be the Year of the Woman in elections.

Battles over Props 127, 305 and Senate seat, with last-minute push for voters

PHOENIX – As voters head to the polls on Election Day, Maricopa County elections officials are pledging problem-free voting and election advocates are making a final push among Latinos and other residents. Newcomer candidates clamoring for votes include teachers and Native American women.