Senate Engrossed




State of Arizona


Fifty-third Legislature

First Regular Session










amending sections 16-120 and 16-344, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to elections and electors.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 16-120, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE16-120.  Eligibility to vote

A.  No An elector shall not vote in an election called pursuant to the laws of this state unless the elector has been registered to vote as a resident within the boundaries or the proposed boundaries of the election district for which the election is being conducted and the registration has been received by the county recorder or his the recorder's designee pursuant to section 16‑134 prior to before midnight of the twenty‑ninth day preceding the date of the election.

B.  If the twenty-ninth day preceding the date of the election falls on a Saturday, Sunday or other legal holiday, voter registrations that are received on the next business day immediately following the Saturday, Sunday or other legal HOLIDAY are deemed to have been timely received for purposes of voting in that election.END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Section 16-344, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE16-344.  Office of presidential elector; appointment by state committee chairman

A.  The chairman of the state committee of a political party which that is qualified for representation on an official party ballot at the primary election and accorded a column on the general election ballot shall appoint candidates for the office of presidential elector equal to the number of United States senators and representatives in Congress from this state and shall file for each candidate with the secretary of state, not less not more than ninety ten days or more than one hundred twenty days before after the primary election, by 5:00 p.m. on the last day for filing:

1.  A nomination paper giving the candidate's actual residence address or description of place of residence and post office address, naming the party of which the candidate desires to become a candidate, stating his candidacy for the office of presidential elector, stating the exact manner in which the candidate desires to have his name printed on the official ballot pursuant to section 16‑311, subsection G, and stating the date of the general election at which he desires to become a candidate.

2.  An affidavit including facts sufficient to show that the candidate resides in this state and will be qualified at the time of the election to hold the office of presidential elector.

B.  The nomination paper and affidavit of qualification pursuant to subsection A of this section shall be printed in a form prescribed by the secretary of state. END_STATUTE