It turns out that the old quip about voting early and often is not illegal in Arizona. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the state Court of Appeals threw out the conviction of a Bullhead City woman who prosecutors said voted in both Colorado and Arizona. The judges said the way the Arizona law is worded, people who are qualified to vote here can also cast ballots in other states — assuming the other states don’t have a problem with it. In fact, appellate Judge Kenton Jones said the only way to break the Arizona law with multi-state voting is when a presidential candidate is on the ballot. Carol Hannah was indicted in 2013 after prosecutors said she cast an early ballot in the 2010 election in Adams County, Colo. and then went to the polls that November in Bullhead City. She was convicted of illegal voting, a felony, and placed on probation for three years.
Her attorney, Virginia Crews, said Hannah, never actually cast a ballot in Colorado. She said Hannah did mail back an early voting envelope but said it contained a note saying she had moved the year before.
Jones said it really doesn’t matter. He said the law makes it a crime to knowingly vote more than once “at any election.” And Jones said the purpose of the law is “to prevent any voter from having a greater say in the outcome of an election than any other voter by limiting each qualified person to one ballot per election.”
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