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Arizona 'Ballot Harvesting' Law One Of Several Challenged Across The Country

Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 3:13pm
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As voters fill out, and then send in their ballots, the courts may soon decide whether those envelopes have to go right in the mailbox or whether someone can collect them and turn them in on the voters’ behalf.

A pending lawsuit challenges a new state law banning the practice critics call “ballot harvesting.”

It’s just one of a handful of election and voting-related laws that have been challenged across the country over the past several weeks, in states such as Texas, North Carolina and Kansas. Each of those states’ laws is obviously slightly different, but dealt with voting ID in some form.

Reporter Hank Stephenson writes about this in the Arizona Capitol Times.