Article Published By: The State Press
Author: Reagan Priest
Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to the state legislature that would make absentee voting more difficult in future elections.
House Bill 2369, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Payne, R-Peoria, would require signatures on early ballots be notarized in order to be accepted.
The bill would affect ASU students who choose to vote as Arizona absentees. The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement found that 48.2% of ASU students voted early and 14.6% of ASU students voted by mail in 2018, numbers that will likely increase in the 2020 report due to a boost in absentee and early voting during the 2020 presidential election because of the pandemic.