Tag: Elections

Arizona Primary Elections: Primarily Forgotten

Product Image
Reports and Publications
August 2018
David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia

Only about one in five eligible voters cast ballots in Arizona primaries, despite the fact these races often serve as the decisive election for Congress and the Legislature. Independents, who often don't know they can participate in primaries, are dramatically unrepresented.

That's among the findings from Arizona Primary Elections: Primarily Forgotten, a new report by ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy as part of a statewide voter education/engagement project by Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

Documents: 

Arizona's Voter Crisis

Product Image
Reports and Publications
July 2018
David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia

While many potential voters care deeply about local and state issues, 45 percent of Arizona citizens of voting-age population did not vote in the last election, according to a report by Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Gamechangers?

Product Image
Reports and Publications
October 2017
Thom Reilly, Andrea Whitsett, Joseph Garcia, William Hart, Patrick McWhortor, Bonnie Reiss, Christian Grose, Michelle Cornelius, S. Jason Giannaros, Jacqueline Salit, Cathy Stewart

Politics, elections and governance in the United States are largely viewed through the lens of a two-party power structure of Republicans and Democrats. However, a distinct but ill-defined group of voters is quietly becoming a force that no longer can be ignored. Independent voters are increasingly determining winners and losers in election contests throughout the country and the number of Americans who call themselves independents is on the rise. However surprisingly little is known about the America’s independent voters.

Documents: 

Voters, Media & Social Networks

Product Image
Reports and Publications
April 2017
Eric Hedberg, Thom Reilly, David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia

Voters, Media & Social Networks presents new research suggesting that even with political polarization, connectivity through social networks – especially via independent voters, who are at ease interacting with both Republicans and Democrats – can provide an indirect moderation, if not expansion, of consumed media sources.

Understanding Arizona’s Propositions: 205 / 206

Product Image
Reports and Publications
September 2016
David R. Berman

Morrison Institute for Public Policy Senior Research Fellow David R. Berman lists the pro & con arguments related to:

Understanding Arizona's Propositions: 2016

Presentations
May 2016
Dan Hunting, Thom Reilly

Brief Analysis of Proposition 123

The decision about how to vote on Proposition 123 hinges on complex issues of education and state trust land finances. Morrison Institute has assembled a guide to some of the most important points to consider before you complete your ballot.

SEE: BLOGS

Prop 124 – Changes to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSRS)

Product Image
Reports and Publications
April 2016
Thom Reilly

Understanding Arizona's Propositions: 2016

Prop 124 – Changes to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSRS)

Proposition 124 would amend the Arizona Constitution to create an exception to the current prohibition against diminishing or impairing public retirement systems benefits by allowing adjustments to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Building and Rebuilding An Election System in Arizona: Where We've Been, Where We're Going

Product Image
Reports and Publications
March 2016
David Berman

In the wake of the 2016 Presidential Preference Election primary, where voters in Maricopa County stood in line for hours in many cases to cast a ballot in already-decided races and for independents provencial ballots that wouldn't count anyway, Arizonans continue to seek to have a larger and direct voice in government.

Syndicate content