Sunday, March 18, 2012

Arizona: House passes bill limiting elections to even numbered years

The Arizona House of Representatives recently passed a law (HB 2826) that would limit all elections in the state (including recalls, initiatives and referenda) to even numbered years. Sponsors and supporters claim that this will save a ton of money and increase voter participation. 

Note that regardless of the language of the bill (which includes recalls), Arizona's law mandates that recalls should be held on the same day as a regular election. So this law would limit the recalls to ever other year.

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill 6-2. 

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