Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can participate and have their voices heard.
Arizona state legislators are attacking our democracy and the voting rights of every Arizona citizen. Over 30 bills have been introduced to suppress our right to vote. Grassroots pressure has stopped some of these bills already, and with your help, we can do it again.
Three of these bills - SB1485, SB1713 and SB1106 - threaten to dismantle the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) and absentee voting as we know it.
- SB 1485 - Removes the “permanent” from the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL) by purging voters do not vote in both the partisan primary election and the general election in two successive elections. This new system allows elections officials monitor whether voters use an early ballot often enough to maintain the “privilege” of automatically receiving a ballot in the mail.
- SB 1713 - Requires voters to submit a drivers’ license or voter registration number to have their early ballot count. No other form of ID, such as tribal numbers, would count. Many voters do not have a driver's license and don't have easy access to find their voter registration number. This bill disproportionately impacts those without a copier/scanner or driver's license. SB1713 will destroy mail-in voting as we know it.
- SB 1106 - Makes it a felony to assist out of state voters still registered to vote in AZ (such as parents mailing an absentee ballot to their college students). It also creates measures that make it really easy for voters to be purged such as automatically removing voters when mail is returned as undeliverable. If a person (any random person) writes on the outside of a ballot envelope that the voter no longer lives at that address and mails the ballot to the County, the County will be required to remove that voter from the active voter list. This lets anyone cancel your voter registration if they can get their hands on your ballot!
If passed, these bills would have grave consequences for our state, purging hundreds of thousands of eligible voters from voting lists and putting up barriers for all voters – especially Black, Brown, and Indigenous voters – to make their voices heard.
We need to act now to keep these bills from passing in the House.
Help us protect the fundamental right to vote for all citizens. Make your voice heard and contact your State Representative!
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