Arizona cannot require people to produce proof of citizenship before they register to vote, at least not for federal elections, a federal appellate court ruled Friday.Read More »
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A federal appeals court extended its order allowing Kansas and Arizona residents to continue registering to vote using a federal form without having to show proof of citizenship.Read More »
Kansas and Arizona argued Tuesday they have a sovereign right to require proof of citizenship for voters in their states, even for federal elections.Read More »
Conflicting policies likely to produce headaches as elections approach
Attorney General Tom Horne says he suspects the few voters who didn’t prove their citizenship when they registered with federal forms are in the U.S. illegally.
Arizona’s top lawman and elections official are joining with the the architect of SB1070 to force a commission to put Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship requirement on federal voter registration forms.Read More »
Following the guidance of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, Attorney General Tom Horne has threatened to sue an effectively non-existent federal commission if it doesn’t put Arizona’s requirement of proof-of-citizenship on federal voter registration forms.
Horne is giving the U.S. Election Assistance Commission until Aug. 19 to act, stating in a July 26 letter to the commission’s acting executive director, Alice Miller, that Louisiana recently got approval to put requirements specific to the state on the federal forms.
There was no frenzy at Maricopa County Elections upon word of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling forbidding Arizona from requiring proof of citizenship for voters using federal registration forms. Nor does the decision mean voters will encounter changes in the way they register.Read More »
In the first of two widely-anticipated voting rights decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court this month, the justices struck down Arizona’s voter-imposed law requiring residents to show proof of citizenship in order to register to vote in federal elections.Read More »
WASHINGTON – To Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, the state law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration is “common sense,” not a burden.Read More »