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Arizona to require proof of citizenship to vote in state elections

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PHOENIX — Arizona plans to require proof of citizenship to vote in statewide races, officials announced Monday, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that voters needn’t show such documentation when registering to vote with a federal form.

In June, the court struck down an Arizona law requiring people registering to vote with federal forms to submit proof of citizenship. Currently, only about 5% of prospective voters register using federal forms; about 95% use state forms.

Early Voting Starts In FloridaOn the federal form, the applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that he or she is a citizen. But Arizona forms require proof of citizenship, such as a passport or birth certificate.

Atty. Gen. Tom Horne announced the requirement, which is likely to be challenged in court. If successful, his decision would result in two separate voter rolls — one listing those who could vote in all elections, the other with those who could vote only in federal races.

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3 comments

  • guest

    I can't believe this! It should be the law of the land that ONLY CITIZENS can vote!!! Who, (besides Obama) would want illegals or any other non-citizen voting?

  • The World is Ending

    This is not un-constitutional, the constitution clearly states citizens have the right to vote Not residents, the difference is defined…. (Yes I have a copy of the constitution, and yes I do read it)…before you go off saying that this is racist remember there are more white people in this country illegally than any other race.