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Arizona Senate Passes Bill That Could Purge Eligible Voters Off Rolls

MAY 23, 2022 

Monica Garcia, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Republicans in the Arizona Senate passed a bill that would limit Arizonans’ freedom to vote. HB 2617 would remove eligible voters who have an out-of-state driver’s license or state ID, even if they live and vote in Arizona. The bill now heads back to the House before advancing to Governor Ducey’s desk.

Stand Up America President and Founder Sean Eldridge had the following response to the State Senate’s passage of HB 2617:

“This legislative session, Arizona Republicans have been laser-focused on erecting barriers to the ballot box. They have introduced more than 100 anti-voter bills in an attempt to gain an undemocratic advantage in future elections. 

“The bill passed today—yet another attempt by Republicans to purge voters—removes eligible voters from the voter rolls based on outdated information. Republican legislators know that similar legislation has been struck down in other states and that HB 2617 would likely face costly legal challenges. They’re perfectly content to leave Arizona taxpayers holding the bag. 

“Arizona Republicans know that when every eligible Arizonan votes, the GOP loses. So, instead of addressing the issues that matter most to their constituents—like funding education, improving health care, and preserving Arizona’s natural resources—they are launching an all-out assault on our freedom to vote. Republican lawmakers should stop their attacks on voters and start doing the job they were elected to do.”

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Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.