/ Modified jul 17, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Governor's office: Arizona not sharing driver's license data with census

A spokesman said Arizona is not among the states that made a data-sharing deal with the Census Bureau.

360 tucson census bureau The entrance to the U.S. Census Bureau's office in Tucson.
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The Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but several states have agreed to share driver’s license information with the bureau.

President Trump’s workaround of the Supreme Court decision was to order the Census Bureau to collect citizenship data from federal and state agency records. Iowa, South Carolina, South Dakota and Nebraska have agreed to share driver’s license information.

A spokesperson for Gov. Doug Ducey says Arizona has not made any data-sharing deal on licenses with the Census Bureau.

A state Department of Transportation spokesperson says there were talks with Census officials late last year, but a formal request under Arizona law was not filed.

The self-response rate in Arizona to the 2020 census is currently below the state’s percentage from 2010.

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