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LWV Of NW Maricopa County

Community Leaders

Michele Garrick Nave, President
Susie Bowman, Membership Chair

League ID

AZ109

Phone

303-526-1520

Stories from Around the State

PHOENIX — Today the Arizona Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed by the Arizona Republican Party that threatened to end all early voting. The case requested that the Court invalidate all early in-person and mail-in voting, which the state has had in some form for more than a century.  The Supreme Court declined to hear the case without a factual record. 

PHOENIX – Today, the League of Women Voters of Arizona filed an amicus brief in the Arizona Supreme Court in the matter of Arizona Republican Party v. Hobbs – a case that threatens to end all early voting in the state – and request that the Court dismiss the petition.

On July 1, in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to the freedom to vote. The decision held that Arizona laws discounting ballots cast out of precinct and banning nonrelative neighbors or friends to deliver mail-in ballots did not violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965, despite these laws’ negative effects on Black and brown voters. It is a major loss for voting rights at a time when this sacred freedom is under attack across the nation. 

LWV of Arizona filed an amicus brief in support of transparency in the Arizona Senate’s so-called “audit” of votes cast in Maricopa County during the 2020 Election. 

In light of today’s ruling, it is more important than ever that Congress act quickly to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act.

With hundreds of restrictive voting proposals being introduced following the 2020 election, Brnovich could determine how we treat discriminatory laws in our judicial system.