Arizona to Require Voters Provide Proof of Citizenship in New Election Integrity Bill

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into action a new voter integrity law that will not require voters to show proof of citizenship to participate in presidential elections.

Fox News reports:

“Election integrity means counting every lawful vote and prohibiting any attempt to illegally cast a vote,” Gov. Dough Ducey said in a letter explaining his decision to sign the bill Wednesday.

The bill requires voters in presidential elections to show proof of citizenship, including by providing a driver’s license or tribal ID number, or a copy of a birth certificate, passport or naturalization documents. The bill also requires newly registered voters to show proof of address that they are an Arizona resident.

Ducey said the bill is “a balanced approach that honors Arizona’s history of making voting accessible without sacrificing security in our elections.” It was drafted by state Rep. Jake Hoffman and developed in part by the Heritage Foundation to eliminate possibilities of fraud, Fox 10 reported.

“Arizonans will not have to re-register to vote. It will be business as usual for 99.9% of Arizona voters,” Hoffman said of the bill. “This only effects a very small percentage of total voters, and even then, we actually grandfathered in all of those individuals who are already registered to vote that have some form of proof of citizenship on file.”

The new voter integrity bill has already triggered anger by some activists who claim the bill could affect hundreds of thousands of voters who haven’t updated their drivers’ licenses.

Lawyers for the state’s legislature said parts of the measure are unconstitutional and are likely to be thrown out in court.



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AZtejas41
AZtejas41
4 months ago

I wonder how many Lawyers gave it a pass as being Constitutional and how many did not? He Trump Train, how about a complete report? Biased, slanted or opinionated reports are not needed here!

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