Arizona Senate moves bill that would remove some from Active Early Voting List after one cycle

Published: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 9:46pm
Updated: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 10:22am

The state Senate has advanced a bill that would remove voters from the Active Early Voting List if they do not vote after one election cycle. Currently, they’re removed after two consecutive cycles.

Sen. Juan Mendez (D-Tempe) said the measure is disrespectful, and makes voters jump through hoops.

“Removing people from the Active Early Voting List without their approval simply because they choose to sit out one election cycle is too harsh of a punishment just to appease the conspiracies that try to slander our process of voting by mail,” Mendez said.

Republican Sen. John Kavanaugh (Fountain Hills) spoke in favor of the measure. He said the voters can easily stay on the list, even after missing an election. The bill now waits to be signed or vetoed by Governor Hobbs.

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