Arizona Ballot Harvesting Ban In Effect For Presidential Primary

Feb 11, 2020

A federal appeals court will allow a 2016 Arizona law barring anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning another person's early ballot to remain in force pending an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Credit Charlie Leight/The Republic

Tuesday’s order from the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals means the law banning so-called “ballot harvesting” will remain in force through the March 17 presidential preference election.

Only Democrats are voting in that election after the Republican Party chose to forego a primary.

The appeals court last month found that the law violated the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution.