New Arizona Election Laws On Hold After Ruling On What Can, Cannot Go In State Budget

Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:02am
Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:56am
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When an Arizona judge ruled Sept. 27 that it was unconstitutional to shoehorn some policy items into the state’s budget reconciliation bills, most of the oxygen was given to mask mandate bans and vaccines. But there was other important language tucked into those measures that are now in limbo pending an appeal as the remaining laws go into effect Sept. 29.

The Legislature stripping away some power from the Secretary of State’s Office in favor of the attorney general, registering to vote through the Arizona Game and Fish Department when getting a hunting, fishing or trapping license, and establishing a special committee on the so-called election audit are some examples of what is now up in the air.

Eric Spencer is a former state elections director under Michele Reagan, and he now works for the law firm Snell & Wilmer. The Show spoke with him to learn about the potential future of these policies.

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