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Ballot harvesting ban Arizona presidential primary stays

Posted at 1:59 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 15:59:49-05

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court will allow a 2016 Arizona law barring anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning another person's early ballot to remain in force pending an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tuesday's order from the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals means the law banning so-called "ballot harvesting'' will remain in force through the March 17 presidential preference election.

Only Democrats are voting in that election after the Republican Party chose to forego a primary.

The appeals court last month found that the law violated the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution.