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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at a Trump rally in 2018. Photo: Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) on Tuesday signed a controversial bill passed by the state's Republican-controlled legislature that will remove some people from the state's permanent early voting list.

The big picture: Democrats called the measure discriminatory and said it will disproportionately affect Latino voters and other communities of color. The new law will likely to remove an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 voters from the early voting list, per the New York Times.

  • "Opponents of the bill have said that while Latinos make up roughly 16 percent of the state’s electorate, they would make up roughly 37 percent of those removed from the early voting list," the Times notes.

Details: Under the new legislation, voters who haven't returned "at least one early ballot over the course of four years" will be sent a postcard asking them if they want to stay on the list, per a press release from Ducey's office.

  • Those who respond will remain on the list, now named the "Active Early Voting List" (AEVL). It was previously called, the "Permanent Early Voting List."
  • Those who do not respond within 90 days will be removed from the list, though they will still be registered voters, per AP.

Go deeper: Arizona Senate postpones plans to interview voters after DOJ raises concerns

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Iowa voters wrongly listed as inactive under new state law

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Polk County’s auditor failed to give Korolina Ogle credit for voting in November’s election, according to information Axios confirmed with the Iowa Secretary of State.

  • The mistake resulted in Ogle receiving a "no activity notice" last month, the first step toward cancelling her voter registration under a law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds in March.

Why it matters: 294,147 other voters in Iowa — roughly 13% of the state's registered voters — received similar notices last month.

Scoop: Voting rights group using John Lewis speech in new ad

Rep. John Lewis speaks during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The late Rep. John Lewis is the voice behind a new ad campaign pushing senators to support a comprehensive federal voting rights bill that backers say is needed to counter the efforts by Republicans to curb voter access in many states.

Driving the news: Just Democracy, a left-leaning civil rights group, is launching the "Your Vote Is Precious" ad as the Senate Rules Committee prepares to consider the For the People Act during a hearing Tuesday focused on what legislation will go to the Senate floor. The House passed its version of the bill in March.

By the numbers: The rise and fall of voter turnout

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Data: Analysis by Brooking Institution's William H. Frey of U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey Voting and Registration Supplement; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Forty-four states plus Washington, D.C., saw an increase in voter turnout in 2020 compared to 2016, according to a new census data analysis by the Brookings Institution that was reviewed by Axios.

By the numbers: Turnout for non-college-educated, white voters — a key voting bloc for Donald Trump — dropped in just six states. Meanwhile, turnout for white college grads fell in 15 states, and non-white voter turnout fell in 13.