Judge gives voters extra time to register

Judge gives voters extra time to register

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

Arizonans will be given another 2 1/2 weeks to sign up to vote in the upcoming election.

In a ruling late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan, a nominee of President Obama, said the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on travel and gathering imposed by Gov. Doug Ducey made it difficult for some groups to fulfill their goals of getting more people to register to vote. So he said that, at least for this year, Monday’s deadline does not apply.

Instead, he is directing the state’s 15 county recorders to accept all voter registration applications received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 23.

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will not appeal the decision.

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