Arizona: 2014 referendum expected on controversial Arizona election law

Mon, Sep 16 2013 — Source: Columbus Dispatch

A new Arizona law that would make it more difficult for minor-party candidates to land on the ballot and prohibit some political groups from collecting absentee ballots before Election Day will likely be put to a vote next year after opponents of the measure turned in significantly more than the required number of signatures last week.

The bill enrages Democrats and representatives of smaller parties who say it makes it harder for legitimate voters to cast a ballot, and for third-party candidates to gain access to that ballot in the first place.

Supporters of the referendum turned in more than 146,000 signatures, 60,000 more than required to force a vote.

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