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Gov. Ducey signs bill requiring identification for early voting

Posted: 7:59 PM, Mar 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-22 22:59:16-04
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PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation requiring identification to cast a ballot in person at an early voting center.

The measure signed Friday requires early voters to provide the same forms of ID they'd have to show to vote on Election Day. It doesn't apply to those who vote with a ballot received in the mail.

Republicans passed the bill in party-line votes of the House and Senate saying early voters shouldn't be able to get around the identification requirement.

Democrats say voter ID laws suppress the votes of people who move a lot.

Arizona requires voters to show a driver's license, tribal enrollment card or other government identification with a photo and address. Voters can also show two utility bills.