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Updated Oct 7, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Arizona to trim voting if citizenship proof lacking

PHOENIX — Arizona plans to implement a dual-track voting system allowing
people who register to vote without submitting proof of citizenship to cast
ballots only for federal offices such as Congress but not for state or local

Spokesman Matt Roberts says Secretary of State Ken Bennett will implement the
system recommended under an opinion issued Monday by Attorney General Tom Horne.

The vast majority of Arizonans register to vote by using a state form that
requires proof of citizenship that is required under a 2004 voter-approved law.

However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that Arizona and other states are
required to accept a federal voter registration form.

The federal form requires registrants to say they’re citizens but it doesn’t
require that they submit proof such as documents.


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