Hobbs vetoes 3 bills relating to elections matters

Published: Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 2:22pm
Updated: Friday, June 9, 2023 - 8:51am

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed three election-related bills Thursday covering topics including political action committees and approval of the state’s elections procedures manual.

One bill would have required approval of that manual from not just the Arizona governor and attorney general, but also the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

In a veto letter, Hobbs said the bill was an attempt by the Legislature to meddle with elections.

Another bill would have directed Maricopa and Pima counties to have on-site tabulation for early voters in at least one polling location per district. 

Hobbs said that on-site tabulation creates logistical and cost challenges that the bill did not resolve.

The final vetoed measure would have barred election officials from being a member of a political action committee, outside of those for their own candidacy. 

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