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Voter's Guide - July 2016

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Primary primer: What to look for in this election

The presidential primaries are long behind us, but the primary election for other federal offices – the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives – as well as for the Arizona Corporation Commission and Arizona Legislature are still to come.
  • McCain faces primary election challengers in U.S. Senate race

    The U.S. Senate race in Arizona has captured the attention of political observers outside of the state. The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-based political newspaper, noted in March that incumbent Sen. John McCain is facing the toughest re-election challenge of his career. He’s being opposed in the primary by Republican State Sen. Kelli Ward, who’s also an osteopathic physician in Lake Havasu City, and by Republican Alex Meluskey, a printing company owner in Scottsdale. Other Republican candidates include Clair Van Steenwyk, who is also running for Congressional District 8 but whose name will be taken off the ballot in one or the other of those races before Election Day, and write-in candidate Sean Webster.
  • Jewish hopefuls few and far between in local races

    Is he or she an “MOT”? You may have wondered whether some local political candidates are Jewish. We’ve got some answers for you.
  • Corporation Commission field crowded

    Three seats are up for grabs on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission this year. The seats held by Andy Tobin (appointed to fill the term of Susan Bitter Smith, who resigned over conflict of interest concerns), Bob Burns and Bob Stump will be represented on the ballot. Burns and Tobin are running for re-election; Stump has termed out.
  • Contested legislative races showcase variety of views

    In Arizona, there are 30 legislative districts across the state. In every district, one senator and two representatives are elected, for a total of 90 members of the State Legislature. In only some districts are there competitive contests in the primary election, for which early voting begins Aug. 3. Primary Election Day is Aug. 30.
  • Exercise your right to vote.

    Monday, Aug. 1 - Registration deadline for primary

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