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Terry Goddard Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Permit ID at the Polls

(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Oct. 10, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard said today he will seek emergency relief this week from the U.S. Supreme Court to permit Arizona to continue to implement the voting identification rules contained in Proposition 200, which was approved by voters in 2004.

The decision follows a denial Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit of the Attorney General’s motion to reconsider the court’s decision to place a hold on the voter identification rules.

Unless the Supreme Court grants relief, the ID requirements for voting will not be in effect for the Nov. 7 general election.