May 15, 2024

PHOENIX – In response to the introduction of the omnibus striker bill HCR 2056, All Voting Is Local Action State Director Alex Gulotta released the following statement: 

“The bill is an anti-voter extremist’s wishlist. Under the guise of election security, it restricts voting access by creating more administrative burdens to the detriment of voters and leaves election officials with little to no support. Among other things, HCR 2056 will end ballot drop-off at 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election, affecting hundreds of thousands of voters, specifically low-income voters, rural communities, and tribal voters; reduce the availability of early voting by requiring significant new investments in equipment and staffing, such that the number of early voting locations will be reduced; and significantly increase the number of provisional ballots and conditional provisional ballots that will need to be processed on election day and beyond. Attempting to use HCR 2056 as a striker bill to push inadequate solutions to election administration challenges goes against the transparency and commitment that Arizona voters deserve from elected officials”