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Brennan Center Sends Letter to Arizona State Senate on Election Audit Transparency

Experts in election law and administration, national security, and voting rights wrote a letter to Arizona State Senate President Fann, requesting her to stop restricting the public’s access to the audit and grant observation access to experts from nonpartisan American organizations and educational institutions across the country.

Published: April 22, 2021

We are very concerned by the recent decision to restrict public access to the Arizona Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s November 2020 general election, which includes races for federal, state legislative and local office. Arizona has a strong history of ensuring transparency in the election process, and the current audit observer restrictions violate this tradition, which is critical to the confidence that Arizonans and Americans have in our elections.

We urge the Arizona Senate to grant observation access to election administration and voting machine experts, to release audit procedures to the public, and to stop efforts to undermine confidence in our elections.