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Thu Mar 31, 2022, 03:22 PM Mar 2022

Arizona GOP governor signs legislation requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote

This law will be challenged and is clearly unconstitutional

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation that would require all Arizonans to provide proof of citizenship and residency to register to vote, sparking criticism from voting rights advocates who say it will potentially cancel thousands of voter registrations and are exploring legal challenges in response.

State law already requires Arizona residents who want to register to vote in state elections to provide proof of citizenship. But this legislation, passed by the GOP-controlled legislature, extends those requirements to residents who are only voting in federal elections. Currently, individuals who use a federal voter registration form are required to attest under penalty of perjury that they are a citizen, but proof is not required......

Critics also say the bill would do most harm to voters who lack a valid state driver's license or identification card like students, the elderly and tribal communities. They say they are expecting litigation to challenge the legislation.

"We are exploring that option, joining with other groups," Pinny Sheoran, president-elect of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, told CNN.

In 2004, Arizona voters approved proposition 200, which requires individuals to provide proof of citizenship to vote in state elections. But in 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that the state could not impose the citizenship requirement on federal-only voters.
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Arizona GOP governor signs legislation requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2022 OP
It gets funner to live here every day ArizonaLib Apr 2022 #1
For anybody who needs a certified copy of birth certificate to prove they were born in the USA: Attilatheblond Jun 2022 #2


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1. It gets funner to live here every day
Fri Apr 1, 2022, 08:35 AM
Apr 2022

You need proof of citizenship for more than enough things here that have nothing to do with international or citizenship issues.


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2. For anybody who needs a certified copy of birth certificate to prove they were born in the USA:
Thu Jun 2, 2022, 01:50 PM
Jun 2022

Here's a link to the CDC index for vital records, by state.


Be advised, there are usually fees to get copies of needed documents. If someone in your sphere is in need, it would be a good thing to give them funds for such paperwork, if you can spare a little coin.

Please consider bookmarking this resource for vital records. Please consider sharing it on whatever social media platforms you frequent.

I bought some business card stock and went to the Avery site to design cards with this information and links to register to vote online in AZ. The site has templates for other sizes of cards and paper, so you can go bigger with bigger print if you need to share info with older people or those with vision problems. The Avery site allows you to create an account and you can save things you create for the various types of paper you want to print. You can also download any card templates you create on the site and save to your computer. I print bundles as needed and share/leave them where I can. Been doing this since we ramped up registration efforts ahead of the 2018 midterms.

It's gonna be a real struggle this year, with all the state efforts to block voter's from exercising their franchise. But we can do it. It will take everything we can employ in the effort, but we can do this.

Thanks for reading.

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