While some Republicans are making false accusations that mail-in voting suddenly isn’t secure, Arizona has offered flexible early voting since the 1990s.
The Republican candidate's recent attacks against Arizona's election systems have been disproved by both the Arizona Attorney General and the Department of Justice.
The lawsuit is one of the most recent attempts to restrict access to the ballot box resulting from former President Donald Trump's repeated lies regarding his loss in 2020.
The measure includes an exemption for those with disabilities, but critics said it would be of little use because the American with Disabilities Act precludes elections officials from inquiring about a person’s disability.
The Arizona Senate voted down more election bills this week that were inspired by the GOP-led "audit" of the 2020 election.
In 2020, 90% of Arizona voters used an absentee ballot, which can be returned by mail, an official drop box run by county election officials, or at a polling place.
The proposed law would require Arizona voters to show their ID an additional time to vote, this time when dropping off an early ballot at a voting center.
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