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A group has failed to collect enough signatures to block three new election laws they contend amount to voter suppression. 

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Renowned Navajo weaver and voting rights advocate Agnes Laughter has died. Born in 1932, she helped challenge the constitutionality of Arizona’s in-person voting procedures and restrictive ID requirements. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Former President Donald Trump has given his influential endorsement in the race for Arizona’s top election official. 

  

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Hopis are voting Thursday to narrow down the list of candidates for tribal chairman.

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Lawyers representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate in a review of 2020 election results in the state’s most populous county released a slew of communications between GOP lawmakers, their audit liasions and others under a court order obtained by a watchdog group that is fighting for transparency in the election recount.

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Conservative groups and Republican lawmakers say they will ask Arizona voters to approve a voter-identification requirement for mail-in ballots. 

  

Associated Press | Matt York

Lawyers arguing over whether Arizona voters who didn’t sign their early ballots should get up to five days after the election to fix the problem were peppered with questions by an appeals court about the other types of situations in which the state lets people correct ballot flaws.

One judge also questioned whether those who turn in ballots without signatures might just have to live with those mistakes.

The top two elected officials on the Hopi reservation are seeking another term in office. 

Scott Applewhite

 The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld voting restrictions in Arizona in a decision that could make it harder to challenge other voting measures put in place by Republican lawmakers following last year’s elections.

The court, by a 6-3 vote, reversed a lower court ruling in deciding that Arizona’s limits on who can return early ballots for another person and refusal to count ballots cast in the wrong precinct are not racially discriminatory.

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The Arizona House has voted down a contentious bill that would have required voters to include identification when casting mail ballots. 

  

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