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March 23rd, 2016
Grijalva Responds to Widespread Arizona Election Problems – Requests Public Input

TUCSON – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Tucson) is asking Arizonans who faced challenges voting in the presidential primary on March 22 to share their experiences with his office. This comes after widespread reports of polling problems, including long lines, ballot shortages, inaccessible polling locations, as well as voter ID, registration and party affiliation errors. Grijalva will use feedback from his constituents in developing legislation to ensure these problems do not occur again.

“Arizona’s voting irregularities in the presidential primary were prominent and on display for the whole country to see yesterday,” Rep. Grijalva said. “For the health of our democracy and the sake of every Arizonan, we must ensure the right to cast a ballot is secure in our state. That means where there are lines lasting hours on end, ballot shortages, identification issues, erroneous party affiliations or sparse polling locations, we must document these problems and implement policies that ensure they never happen again.

“The impacts of undoing the Voting Rights Act have been dramatically revealed in Arizona, and the result is disenfranchisement plain and clear. Gutting polling locations to save a buck has dismantled a fair election process. The federal government must act to ensure states can never again side step our democracy. It’s time to restore the Voting Rights Act and to pass additional measures to make sure this never happens again.”

Congressman Grijalva is soliciting input from impacted constituents to use in development of federal legislation to address the widespread problems. Arizonans who faced challenges casting a ballot yesterday can share their experiences with Rep. Grijalva’s office here.

El CongresistaGrijalva está solicitando comentarios de los votantes afectados ayer para crear legislación federal que enfrentaria estos problemas. Residentes de Arizona que enfrentaron estos desafíos ayer pueden compartir sus experiencias con la oficina del Congresista Grijalva aquí.

Voters can also submit a complaint form to the State of Arizona Election Administrationhere.

Los votantes pueden enviar sus quejas a la Administración Estatal Electoral de Arizona usando el Formulario de Queja de Elecciones aquí.                                        


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