Letter to Arizona Secretary of State, Governor, and Attorney General on Proposed Measures to Provide Ballot Access to Eligible, Jailed Arizona Voters


In the fall of 2019, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs included language to protect the right to vote for eligible, incarcerated Arizona voters in the draft of Arizona’s Election Procedures Manual that she submitted to the Governor and Attorney General for approval. This language, though, was rejected by the Attorney General. On December 12, 2019, CLC sent this letter to Arizona’s Attorney General, Governor, and Secretary of State to address the concerns raised by the Attorney General, reaffirm the state’s obligation to enfranchise these eligible voters, and urge them to adopt the new language proposed by Secretary Hobbs.