Arizona House set to debate repeal of election law

PHOENIX - The Arizona House is set to debate a bill repealing a sweeping 2013 Arizona election law that included trimming the state's permanent early voting list.

The passage of the election law in the final hours of the 2013 session angered Democrats, some conservative Republicans and third-party candidates. A signature gathering effort to refer the bill to voters was successful and it was put on hold until the November election.

Republicans who backed the election overhaul instead want to repeal it. Opponents worry they'll just re-enact its provisions piecemeal.

The House debates the repeal bill, House Bill 2196, Thursday afternoon.

Last year's HB 2305 also made it a crime for voter-outreach groups to turn in ballots, and harder for third-party candidates and voter initiatives to get on the ballot.

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