Arizona’s voter ID law is upheld
In the November issue of American City & County, the story “Midterm elections test states’ voter ID laws,” reported that courts had struck down an Arizona law requiring voters to show photo IDs before casting ballots. While the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned the law in early October, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the lower court’s decision on Oct. 20 following the story’s publication.
The election went smoothly, says Avondale, Ariz., Council member Betty Lynch who worked at the polls in November and in the September primaries. “People came prepared in both elections and, if they were not, a provisional ballot was available, and many took advantage of that,” Lynch says.