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Goddard to Seek Review of Voting Rules Decision

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Oct. 5, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard said today he will promptly seek a review of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that puts a hold on voter reform measures approved two years ago as part of Proposition 200.

The court today placed a stay on the State's new voting identification requirement and its rules for proof of citizenship when registering to vote.

Goddard said he expects to ask for emergency relief from the 9th Circuit Court directly or from the U.S. Supreme Court. He said the appeal request will be filed as quickly as possible in light of the need for clarification of voting rules for the Nov. 7 general election.