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Arizona election referendum poised for ballot

PHOENIX — A referendum submitted by opponents of an election law approved
by the Legislature appears poised to make it onto Arizona’s 2014 ballot.

The Arizona Capitol Times reported Wednesday that more
than 100,000 petition signatures have been validated. Only 86,405 are needed to
force the referendum.

Robbie Sherwood, spokesman for the Protect Your Right To Vote Committee which
spearheaded the effort, says the numbers look good. Sherwood says, not including
three counties that still have to check signatures, the validity rate is nearly
82 percent.

Barrett Marson, spokesman for the anti-referendum effort, says a legal
challenge may still come.

The law’s changes include trimming Arizona’s permanent early voting list and
limiting who may return mail-in ballots for voters.


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