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AZ House votes to delay effective date of proof of citizenship voting bill

By Greg Hahne
Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 11:13am
Updated: Friday, June 3, 2022 - 3:22pm
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The Arizona House of Representatives voted to delay the effective date for legislation that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship to cast a ballot.

The bill has already prompted two lawsuits from voting-rights advocates who claim it would cancel the registration of thousands of people. 

Last month, Gov. Doug Ducey signed the previous bill into law, and as it stands it would likely go into effect sometime between the primary and general elections this year. If this update makes its way to  the governor’s desk, the bill would go into effect after the 2022 midterm elections. 

The update also blocks people from voting by mail in presidential elections if they don’t have proof of citizenship. 

The measure has drawn concerns from legislative lawyers who warned much of the new law is unconstitutional. 

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