PHOENIX – A new, more user-friendly voter registration form is making its way around the state.
“County officials, nonprofit organizations and political parties provided feedback to our office to help improve the design of the voter registration form,” State Elections Director Bo Dul said. “The insight from these groups has made a substantial difference.”
The June 4, 2018 settlement of LULAC v. Reagan initially prompted changes to the instructions on the form to clarify the proof of citizenship requirement. Previously, processing procedures differed depending on whether registrants used the state or federal voter registration form. Under the LULAC settlement, all registrants will now have their voter registration applications processed the same way, no matter which form they use.
“We took this opportunity to completely overhaul the formatting to make it more accessible,” Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said. “The form is now fully bilingual, there is more space to fill in information and the minimally required fields are easily identifiable. This should make completing the form correctly more intuitive.”
The previous version of the voter registration form will still be accepted by county recorders, but they will be phased out for the newer version. To view the new form, go to http://go.azsos.gov/kg23. Eligible citizens may also continue to register to vote online at servicearizona.com.
Arizona Secretary of State
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