SB 1188 is worth a special call to your legislator this week. We’ve had permanent early voting in Arizona — a ballot-by-mail system that’s a model for the nation — and SB 1188 would take that away. It’s one more voter suppression attempt, plain and simple.
SB 1188 would drop voters from the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL):
- if you miss voting in one or more primary or general elections in two consecutive years.
- if you voted in those elections but didn’t vote by mail!
- If you took your ballot to a polling place and dropped it off.
There is also no provision in the bill to notify voters if they have been dropped! So folks who have been receiving ballots-by-mail for years may be unaware that they are no longer eligible to vote by mail.
What good purpose is served by this bill? None.
CONTACT LEGISLATORS – LD 6 & LD-7
Sylvia Allen SAllen@azleg.gov 602-926-5409
Bob Thorpe – BThorpe@azleg.gov 602-926-5219
Walt Blackman – WBlackman@azleg.gov 602-926-3043
Jamescita Peshlakai (D) LD7 JPeshlakai@azleg.gov (602) 926-5160
Arlando Teller (D) LD7 email@example.com (602) 926-3069
Myron Tsosie (D) LD7 firstname.lastname@example.org 602-926-3157