Early end ordered to Arizona's voter registration extension

Vote, election
Posted at 7:19 PM, Oct 13, 2020

PHOENIX — An appeals court has ordered an early end to an extension of Arizona’s voter registration deadline.

The extension had been ordered by a judge after pandemic restrictions led to a decrease in people signing up to vote.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said voter registration will end on Thursday, instead of Oct. 23. Arizona has recorded more than 43,000 new registrations in the week since the deadline was extended.

People who have already completed registrations during the extension period will be allowed to vote in the Nov. 3 general election.

The appeals court also gave Arizonans a two-day grace period to complete their registrations.