Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws

In Arizona, Georgia, and Florida, officials succeeded in defeating legislation that would have hurt voting access or the integrity of elections

By: - May 11, 2022 11:43 am
people in line waiting to vote

Across the country, election officials this legislative season made their voices heard in hearings and through appeals to lawmakers, urging them not to enact voting laws that they saw as unfeasible or unnecessary, or that would ultimately make their jobs more difficult. (Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom, the Idaho Capital Sun's parent nonprofit, in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.