Like Kansas, Arizona is pursuing a two-tiered voting scheme in which those who registered to vote following the federal rules (which don’t require proof of citizenship) would only be able to vote in federal races, not also in state and local elections. In addition to being confusing and unfair, such a scheme would increase costs. Election officials in Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous, estimated that it would cost at least an additional $250,000, and probably more, to conduct two-tiered primary and general elections in 2014.
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