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Arizona: Prop. 200 slowing down registration

The EastValleyTribune reports: A two-year-old law intended to keep illegal immigrants from voting has blocked thousands of Maricopa County residents from casting ballots because they can't prove U.S. citizenship.

So far this year, the county has rejected one out of every six new voter registration requests because they lacked proof of citizenship, said Yvonne Reed, a spokeswoman for the county recorderís office.

Most were probably legal citizens who filled out the registration forms but didnít have the proper identification for one reason or another, she said.

The high number of rejections stems from the passage of Proposition 200, a law approved by voters in 2004 that requires people to show a driverís license or two other forms of identification before they register to vote or cast a ballot. -- ID law blocking legal Maricopa County votes | EastValleyTribune.com

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