AZ bill to put restrictions on early ballots dropped off on Election Day

By Greg Hahne
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Published: Monday, March 20, 2023 - 3:05pm

A bill awaiting debate in the state Senate would implement new rules for those who bring an early ballot to polling places on Election Day.

The measure would require those who do so to surrender their early ballot, then fill out another one in person.

That is after producing identification.

The move is being billed as a method to get more rapid results. Early ballots dropped off on Election Day aren’t tabulated until later. 

Counties faced backlash in November’s election after it took several weeks to know who won their races.

However, many races were very close, with the Attorney General Kris Mayes only winning by a few hundred votes.

Opponents say the measure would add hurdles to those who drop off their ballots at polling places.

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