Voting-rights advocates look for election changes amid virus

Posted at 4:28 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 19:28:30-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Voting rights advocates are calling on Arizona officials to send a ballot to every registered voter for the primary and general elections this year and take other steps to ensure people can safely vote.

Citing infections linked to Wisconsin's primary earlier this month, the groups said nobody should risk their health to cast a ballot.

They want election officials to send ballots to everyone while preserving in-person voting opportunities for those who prefer it or can't vote by mail.

But the proposal faces long odds in the Legislature, where key Republicans say Arizona already makes it easy for people to vote by mail.