/ Modified may 28, 2022 8:42 a.m.

Ducey vetoes voter registration bill

The bill would have forced investigations of voter registrations.

voter reg form File image of an Arizona voter registration form.

Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill that would require county recorders to launch an investigation anytime someone claims that a person’s voter registration is invalid.

The Republican governor said Friday that the bill could allow for subjective decisions and lead to people’s voter registrations being canceled “based on fiction rather than fact.”

The measure was opposed by recorders who said their offices are not designed to be investigative agencies and warned that the measure was poorly written with the potential to cause significant confusion.

They said state and county prosecutors are best situated to investigate if there are concerns about fraudulent voter registrations.

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