UPDATED 7:53 AM PT – Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) officially signed the state’s newest election integrity law. The Republican signed the bill into law Tuesday. The legislation will make it easier for the state to remove infrequent voters from early voting lists. Additionally, the measure will also reduce the amount of mail-in ballots sent out.
The governor hailed the bill as a victory for voter integrity in the state and the country. Gov. Ducey clarified the legislation will not remove voters from voter rolls and will allow them to still vote in person.
I’m thankful to @dougducey for sticking to the facts of my legislation & ignoring the unfounded & inflammatory rhetoric of suppression to recognize the importance of maintaining an accurate voter list to protect the integrity of our elections by reducing the potential for fraud.. https://t.co/iPME5Nt9jd
— Michelle Ugenti-RITA (@MichelleUgenti) May 11, 2021
State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, who sponsored the bill, argued it will protect elections as well as keep the voter list up-to-date and accurate. The lawmaker noted, “standing with the voters and their desire for secure elections is paramount to maintaining our form of government.” Ugenti-Rita went on to call the bill “modest” yet “critical” on the path to restoring confidence in the U.S. election system.