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Groups settle suit with Arizona over voter address updates

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 18:30:10-05

PHOENIX (AP) - A lawsuit alleging the state of Arizona failed to update voter registration addresses for certain people has ended with a settlement.

Voting-rights advocates filed a motion in federal court Monday to have the suit against the secretary of state's office dismissed.

The dismissal is contingent on the state providing more effective voter registration services for people updating their address on their driver's license in person or online.

Groups including the League of Women Voters of Arizona and Promise Arizona sued in 2018.

They argued a lack of automatic updates to match updated motor-vehicle addresses caused voters to be registered at incorrect addresses.