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Ducey Signs Bill Purging Infrequent Voters From Early Voting List


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill purging infrequent voters from a list of those who automatically get a ballot each election.

The Republican governor acted hours after state Senate Republicans approved the measure today over protests from Democrats and prominent business leaders who say it will suppress the votes of people of color. The legislation is part of a wave of proposals to reduce voting access that have passed in Republican-controlled states around the country following former President Donald Trump’s defeat last year. Repeated reviews have found no problems with the election results in Arizona or elsewhere. SB1485 renames Arizona’s Permanent Early Voting List to the Active Early Voting List. Voters on the early voting list who do not vote in two consecutive election cycles will be removed.