Officials say HR 1 could wreak havoc on AZ elections

By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times

While Congress is trying to pass a sweeping election legislation package known as H.R. 1, local election officials worry about what it will take to implement some of the details on a quick turnaround — problems that could have been remedied had any of them been contacted. 

In a year where Arizona has seen unprecedented attempts to restrict voting access after record turnout, Congress is hoping to either prevent or even undo some of those changes.

While it doesn’t appear likely H.R. 1 — or For the People Act — will become law anytime soon unless it can get 60 votes in the U.S. Senate or all Democrats choose to kill the filibuster, it still doesn’t have wide support from Arizona county recorders and election directors, the ones who would be tasked with making the changes.

The measure affects just about every aspect of the election process. From voter registration and countering any voting hurdles to bringing transparency to campaign finance systems.

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