Arizona and Project Vote settle dispute over voter registration data

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
June 27, 2017

Arizona’s state and local election officials have successfully brought an end to a lawsuit filed by a national voting rights advocacy organization in 2016.  The negotiated settlement with Project Vote will improve the accuracy and accessibility of voter information and avoided any finding of liability or imposition of attorneys’ fees against the state.
 
Project Vote sued the state and two of its counties after objecting to the cost of purchasing voter registration information.
 
“We’re extremely pleased to have wrapped up this case and look forward to improving the data contained in the state’s voter registration database,” said Secretary Reagan.  “While the agreement commits us to do nothing more than the NVRA and state law requires, we will work with our counties to make sure the database contains everything that is required by federal law.
 
“Election officials often urge voters to verify their registration status.  In addition, counties work diligently to make sure their rolls are as accurate as possible.  With this agreement in place, it will be easier for all parties to ensure voters are not inadvertently kept off or canceled for inappropriate reasons.”