CLC’s Trevor Potter Highlights How Arizona Bill Would Create Barriers to Voting

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A sign points voters to a voting center for the Democratic primary in Sun City, Arizona, U.S., March 17, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Cheney Orr.

Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center (CLC), underscored in an op-ed for The Arizona Republic that the anti-voter bill H.B. 2492 would create significant obstacles to voting and impose high costs on voters in violation of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The op-ed, published on March 27, 2022, looked at how this bill is similar to previous failed attempts by the state of Arizona to challenge the NVRA and implement an intentionally complicated and evasive voter registration system, which deprived Arizonans of their right to vote.

It also explained how if signed into law, H.B. 2492 would require voters to provide documentary proof of citizenship and their place of birth before registering to vote. Voters who failed to provide this documentation would be barred from voting early or by mail and participating in presidential elections.

Our democracy works best when voters can show up and make their voices heard. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey should veto this bill to protect Arizonans’ freedom to vote and elect officials who will govern in their best interests.

Read the full op-ed.

Georgia is a communications assistant at CLC.
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