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Your Call: Protecting the right to vote

Mar 31, 2016

 

On the March 31st edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss voter disenfranchisement. 

Last week,  Arizona residents were still waiting in line at midnight to cast their vote. Some waited for more than five hours. Officials in Maricopa County, the largest county in the state, reduced the number of polling places from more than 200 to 60 to save money. 

Voting irregularities have also been reported in other states. How  can we ensure voter suppression doesn’t happen in November? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation magazine and author of “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America"

Ray Stern, staff writer for the Phoenix New Times

Web Resources:

California Secretary of State: Check Status of Your Voter Registration

The Brennan Center: Why is it so hard to vote in America?

Election Protection

Ari Berman, The Nation

Phoenix New Times: Voting Wait-Times Varied From Two Minutes to Five Hours in Arizona Presidential Preference Election

AZCentral: Our View: A five-hour wait to vote in Arizona primary?