Fences surround the Maricopa County Tabulation and Elections Center (MCTEC) to help prevent incidents and pressure on voters at the ballot drop box, as a voter submits their ballot in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 25, 2022. (Photo by Olivier TOURON / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images)
UPDATED 5:41 PM PT – Wednesday, November 2, 2022
A Federal judge has issued a restraining order barring an organization focused on upholding election integrity from closely monitoring ballot boxes in Arizona.
On Tuesday, a U.S. District Judge ordered armed members of Clean Elections USA to stay at least 250 feet away from ballot drop box locations. The judge also prohibited all group members from filming or following anyone within 75 feet of a drop box.
This comes after the Arizona Women’s League of Voters sought the order following the group’s call for people to monitor drop box locations 24 hours a day in Maricopa County.