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Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita testifies at U.S. House Committee Hearing


Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R-23) testified Tuesday at a U.S. House Committee of Administration Field Hearing, focusing on election administration, ballot harvesting, and the Voting Rights Act.

Senator Ugenti-Rita has been passionate about elections in Arizona and has sponsored bills to try to fix election processes in our state. During her testimony, she said: "I evaluate election bills based on four criteria: First, does it enhance and protect the integrity of elections? Second, does it empower voters? Third, does it enable voter participation? And finally, does it maintain the consistency of the administration of elections? To be clear I do not believe election policy should be a partisan issue. I have a strong history of fighting for these principles that often cut across partisan lines."

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ 8th District) said: "Yesterday's field hearing demonstrated the real need to protect our elections from ballot harvesting. The hearing also pointed out the need for state and county election officials to work with Native American leadership to address their unique election needs. I thank State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita for her leadership on the issue of ballot harvesting here in Arizona."

Senator Ugenti-Rita promises to continue to fight for a better and smoother election process in Arizona.

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