Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session

House: GE DP 7-6-0-0 | 3rd Read 31-29-0-0
Senate: GOV 5-3-0-0 | 3rd Read 16-14-0-0

HB 2569: elections; private funding; prohibition

                                       Sponsor:  Representative Hoffman, LD 12                                      

Transmitted to the Governor


Prohibits this state from expending or receiving private monies to conduct elections.


Current statute requires the county board of supervisors, and the city or town clerk for city and town elections, to prepare and provide ballots that contain the names of all people whose certificates of nomination have been filed with them.  The ballots are to be printed, delivered and distributed at public expense and must be a county charge, except when used at local elections which will be a charge against the city or town in which the local election is held (A.R.S. § 16-503).

Blank state voter registration forms for registering electors to vote must be supplied by the county recorder. The Secretary of State is require to make available for distribution through governmental and private entities the voter registration forms (A.R.S. § 16-151).  Any necessary expenses that are incurred by the county recorder in carrying out the provisions of statute relating to the registration of electors must be a county charge (A.R.S. § 16-139).


1.   Stipulates that the following entities are not permitted to receive or expend private monies for administering, preparing for or conducting an election, including registering voters:

a)   This state;

b)   A city or town;

c)   A county;

d)   A school district; or

e)   Other public bodies that conduct elections. (Sec. 1)

☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal Note



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