Jack Birle writes for the Washington Examiner about voter registration battles in key states.

Voter registration and canvassing laws are hotly contested any year, but with the presidential election looming, the election rules are coming under increased scrutiny in key swing states.

Recent contentious elections have seen an increase in challenges to voting law. Against the backdrop of the pandemic, the 2020 election saw a crescendo in fights over voting laws, including on voter registration and canvassing. As voters across the country get ready to vote in what’s shaping up to be a rematch of the 2020 presidential election in November, these are some of the latest battles in key swing states have fared.

In the Grand Canyon State, the fight over a voter registration law has seen setbacks for a GOP-backed bill looking to require proof of citizenship.

A federal court blocked a provision of a state law, which would mandate proof of citizenship for voting in federal elections in the state, earlier this year, and it recently denied a bid to stay the injunction pending appeal. The court has not blocked the proof of citizenship requirement for state elections. …

… The presidential race in Arizona is expected to be tight in November. President Joe Biden beat former President Donald Trump in 2020, but the RealClearPolitics polling average shows Trump leading Biden by 5.6%.

In Georgia, election laws since the 2020 elections have made headlines for how state lawmakers have changed election procedure, but a law passed in 2024 adds a new dimension ahead of a critical election in the Peach State.

A bill signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) in May outlines policies for when a voter should be taken off of the voter rolls. The law says it is probable cause to remove a voter from the rolls if there is evidence of the voter casting a ballot or registering somewhere else, using a nonresidential address, or indicating a primary residence somewhere else.