State of Arizona

Arizona Signature Mismatch

Arizona Democratic Party v. Hobbs

Lawsuit brought by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and Arizona Democratic Party against Arizona challenging the state’s failure to provide an opportunity to cure an otherwise valid mail-in ballot that doesn’t have a signature. The district court ordered Arizona to change its procedures to allow any signature issues to be addressed, which the state immediately appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 9th Circuit rejected the Democrats’ arguments, concluding that “the Arizona legislature laudably amended its election code in 2019 to allow voters an extended period to correct mismatched signatures, and Arizona’s decision not to grant the same extension to voters who neglect to sign the affidavit passed constitutional muster.”

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