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Yavapai County Recorder Weighs In On Possible Early Voting Rules Change

The Arizona House Elections Committee voted Tuesday to make changes to rules around the Permanent Early Voting List.

If it passes, the bill would prohibit county officials from sending early ballots to voters who did not use them in the past two election cycles — effectively scrubbing those names from the early voting list. The bill has already passed the state Senate, with Republican Michelle Ugenti-Rita sponsoring.

It would be up to each county whether to send notice to voters before removing their names.

The Show spoke with one of the officials who will be directly affected if this law goes through — Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman.

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.