On October 18, the forces who filed a referendum petition last month against Arizona’s HB 2305 sued three Arizona counties. The various counties are carrying out a validity check on the petition. The plaintiffs argue that the counties are disqualifying more signatures than they should. See this story.
If the referendum petition is successful, the voters will vote in November 2014 on whether or not to repeal HB 2305. HB 2305 is the omnibus election law bill that, among other things, made it extremely difficult for minor party members to get themselves on their own party’s primary ballot. It also makes it literally impossible for the smaller qualified parties to nominate anyone in their own primary by write-in vote.