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Court voids Arizona law on voter proof of citizenship

Court voids Arizona law on voter proof of citizenship

Arizona's requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote was struck down by a federal appeals court, which said it conflicts with the National Voter Registration Act.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco today invalidated parts of Arizonas Proposition 200, a 2004 voter- approved initiative on registration for state and federal elections. The court didnt disturb a requirement that voters show identification at the polls.

A three-judge panel of the court said the proof-of- citizenship requirement conflicted with the intent of the federal law aiming to increase voter registration by streamlining the process with a single form and removing state- imposed obstacles to registration.


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