Attorney General Mayes Urges Legislative Leaders to Pass Clean Fix on Election Timeline Issue

PHOENIX —Attorney General Mayes issued the following statement on the election timeline issue.

Any proposed solution to the election timeline issue should not make it harder for Arizonans to cast their ballots or ensure their vote was counted. The current solution proposed by legislative Republicans does not offset the harm that would be caused by shortening the cure period from five business days to five calendar days and includes policies entirely unrelated to the timeline issue. I am particularly concerned about the impact the shortened cure period would have on our state’s rural, tribal, and low-income voters.
Now is not the time for partisan maneuvering. I urge legislative leaders to continue working with Governor Hobbs, Secretary Fontes, and the County Recorders on a clean solution that ensures Arizona can meet critical electoral deadlines but does not harm Arizona voters in the process.