Tucson, Arizona 2021-05-12 20:31:15 –
Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) —Republicans call this an election security victory, and Democrats say it’s voter oppression. Governor Doug Ducey signed SB 1485 this week. This can have a significant impact on people who vote by mail.
With the signing of a new law, the permanent early voting list is no longer permanent.
Voters who fail at least one primary or general election early vote in four years will receive a notification and will not receive a mail ballot if they do not respond.
“No access to votes, easy access to votes, this is a form of voter oppression for me,” said Bonnie Hydler, chairman of the Pima County Democratic Party.
Hydler calls it voter oppression, while Pima County Republican Chairman calls it election security.
“If people don’t vote, why do we send them early ballots? Why are ballots mailed? This is a risk if fraud can actually occur. Is to mitigate, “says Sherry Kais.
Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, a recorder in Pima County, has been opposed to the passage of SB-1485 from the beginning and has stated that it will fix a problem that does not exist.
“There are no reliable cases of fraudulent voting due to early voting and mail voting. This is a secure system that has served Arizona people for the past 20 years.”
One thing Cázares-Kelly wants people to know is that you are still a registered voter, even if you are kicked out of the list for early voting. You can request an early vote or vote directly.
“If you’re removed from the list, you can request a one-time vote or visit servicearizona.com to re-register and request it back to the early voting list.”
President Bonnie Hydler states that the law is a continuation of the conspiracy theories surrounding the recent presidential election.
“We’re rehashing, recounting, and redoing to find bamboo somewhere,” Hydler said.
Republican Chair Sherry Kais compares the law to good business practices.
“What are you afraid of? What are you afraid of, is it so simple? All businesses and industries track data very well,” says Kais.
The effects of the new law will not be felt until the end of the next presidential election. Notifications will begin to appear in 2025.
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