Arizona: Protect Ranked Choice Voting
Campaign Status: Victory!
RepresentUs with in-state partners in AZ helped defeat an RCV ban passed by the legislature, resulting in the law’s successful veto by Gov. Katie Hobbs on June 5.
Defeat HCR 2033. Arizona lawmakers have passed a bill that would put a question on the ballot asking voters to clarify and uphold the existing direct primary election system as is, while banning any attempts to reform primaries or the nomination process.
There is a strong desire for election reform among voters in the state of Arizona. However, self-interested politicians have ignored the voices of the people and have introduced a proposal to effectively ban the use of Ranked Choice Voting in the state. Even though Governor Katie Hobbs recently veto’ed a bill (HB 2552) passed by the legislature to ban RCV outright, lawmakers are using the legislative referral route to go around the Governor and pose the question directly to voters.
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The Latest On This Campaign
Katie Hobbs vetoes GOP bills criminalizing homelessness, ranked-choice voting
Jun 5 2023
Also vetoed was Senate Bill 1265, which would have outlawed the use of ranked-choice voting throughout Arizona, despite the fact that it currently doesn’t exist anywhere in the state.Read More
Arizona Opinion: Hobbs was right to veto voting bill
Apr 20 2023
RCV has the benefit of creating a natural disincentive to negative campaigning, as candidates will need to compete beyond their base in order to win.Read More
Hobbs vetoes bills to bar ranked-choice voting, criminalize immigrant aid groups
Apr 12 2023
In her veto letter, Hobbs pointed out that ranked-choice is used successfully in other states, and called the bill an unnecessary effort, given that it doesn’t yet exist in Arizona.Read More