Friday, November 02, 2012

Campbell urges officials to work together to prevent voter suppression


 

Campbell urges officials to work together to prevent voter suppression

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 14), sent letters today to election officials, encouraging cooperation in ensuring that all qualified voters have an opportunity to participate in the upcoming election.

The letters, sent to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, urged officials to make sure every vote counts.

Campbell wrote:

“I know you share my goal of making sure that every registered voter has an unimpeded opportunity to cast a ballot on Election Day, and I urge you to take every action necessary to make sure no one is suppressing the vote.  The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, and if even one voter is denied the ability to vote, it undermines our entire system of government. 

“I appreciate the steps you have taken thus far to discourage bad actors from attempting to impede the vote, and I look forward to working together to ensure that every voter has the opportunity to cast a ballot that will be counted in the general election.”


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