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Critics blast Arizona bill that would purge names from list of mail-in voters

Voting rights advocates and Arizona Democrats on Wednesday denounced a bill that would remove voters from the Permanent Early Voting List, calling it an attempt to disenfranchise up to 150,000 voters, particularly those of color. ... Read more»

Arizona activists, faith leaders decry 'voter suppression' bills

Faith and community leaders on Wednesday demanded Arizona’s elected officials stand against “voter suppression” laws, joining a national movement that has embroiled businesses and lawmakers across the U.S. ... Read more»

Phoenix business group pressures AZGOP lawmakers to abandon voter suppression bills

Prominent business leaders are asking lawmakers to reject several election-related bills that they deemed attempts to suppress voting in Arizona, a move that comes as Georgia faces calls for boycotts for passing similar legislation. ... Read more»

Voting rights advocates air worries about onslaught of new state election laws

A U.S. House elections panel heard from witnesses about the need to craft a new formula that identifies which states or jurisdictions have problematic histories of racial discrimination when it comes to access to the ballot box.... Read more»

Ducey signs bill recognizing validity of consular ID cards

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would end a ban on state agencies and local governments recognizing the validity of consular identification cards. The proposal earned broad bipartisan support, and Ducey said Senate Bill 1420 “enhances public safety by offering a secure, reliable form of identification to be accepted in Arizona.”... Read more»

Consular ID measure headed to Ducey’s desk

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a measure to end a 2011 law that prohibits state and local governments from recognizing consular identification cards if biometric verification like fingerprints and retina scans are used.... Read more»