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ACLU lawyers file suit over voter addresses

Posted at 10:19 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 13:19:21-04

Voting rights organizations are suing Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan over concerns that her office isn't updating voters' addresses.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona on Monday announced the lawsuit from multiple voter rights organizations including the League of Women Voters of Arizona. They're concerned that Reagan's office doesn't update voter registration information when someone changes their address on their driver's license.
Reagan's office last week rejected a request from the ACLU to change more than 500,000 voter registration addresses to what is listed on driver's licenses. She cited concerns about a lack of voters' consent. Instead, she says her office has coordinated with the Arizona Department of Transportation to make those changes next year.
The lawsuit claims a failure to update the addresses could lead to disenfranchisement.