Proposed bill would change how voters vote by mail | News
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now)- With more people voting by mail one state lawmaker wants stronger safety measures in place, but his plan is causing concern.
Every time you go to the polls to cast your vote, you have to show an ID. One state lawmaker wants the same type of safety measure put on those voting by mail.
The proposed bill would require that every person on the permanent early voting list have their signature notarized. The lawmaker wants the bill in place to help with issues like people voting twice and voter fraud.
Those opposed to the bill say it would be a hassle for voters and counties. They say it would be costly because volunteers who register voters would have to become notaries.
Last week the lawmaker withdrew the bill after hearing these kinds of concerns from Secretary of State Ken Bennett and county election officials.
He plans to reintroduce the bill after talking over concerns with Bennett's office and county election officials.
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