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With change in address, Ugenti may have broken election rules (access required)

Rep. Michelle Ugenti, R-Scottsdale, wants ballots in Arizona to note that voter-approved laws are difficult for lawmakers to change. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Jessica Boehm)

The vast majority of voters cast their ballots by mail, but not Rep. Michelle Ugenti. She cast her Aug. 26 primary ballot the old-fashioned way, in a booth, at the neighborhood polling place. The only problem is that the unopposed Republican incumbent, who represents Scottsdale at the state Legislature, voted at the polling place associated with a house in which she no longer lived.

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Ballot harvest: Video sparks new debate over banning bulk voting technique (access required)

Canvassers from the Latino get-out-the-vote group Citizens for a Better Arizona deliver early ballots to the Maricopa County Elections Department on Oct. 28 and show solidarity by holding up pictures of a member attacked in a video for “ballot stuffing." (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

A video which shows a Citizens for a Better Arizona canvasser dropping hundreds of ballots into a box at the Maricopa County Elections Department has re-ignited the debate over “ballot harvesting” by voter outreach groups. The practice is perfectly legal. But that hasn’t stopped critics from claiming voter fraud and even posting death threats against the canvasser in the comments section of the video on YouTube.

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