State of Arizona

Arizona Citizenship Requirement Challenge (Mi Familia Vota)

Mi Familia Vota v. Hobbs

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Mi Familia Vota and Voto Latino challenging Arizona’s newly-passed voter suppression law, House Bill 2492. The law creates a new restrictive proof of citizenship requirements for voters. Before the passage of H.B. 2492, Arizonans who registered to vote using state forms had to provide proof of citizenship, but did not have to do so when using federal forms under the National Voter Registration Act. Now, new voters registering with federal forms must provide proof of citizenship documentation if they want to vote in presidential elections or vote early by mail for any office and voters who registered when there was not a proof of citizenship requirement must provide citizenship documentation to vote in presidential elections. The law also empowers the Arizona attorney general’s office is tasked with investigating voters with missing citizenship statuses. The lawsuit argues that H.B. 2492 violates the First and 14th Amendments by severely burdening the right to vote and potentially disenfranchising Arizona voters and asks the court to block the law. The case was consolidated with Living United for Change in Arizona v. Hobbs. Several Republican committees attempted to intervene in the case, but were denied intervention. Litigation is ongoing.

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