Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session

Senate: GOV DPA/SE 8-0-0-0 | 3rd Read 29-1-0-0
House: GE DP 8-5-0-0 | 3rd Read 47-13-0-0

SB 1530: early ballots; instructions; undeliverable

Sponsor:  Senator Mesnard, LD 17

Transmitted to the Governor


Prescribes the instructions that must be included on an early ballot envelope.


An early ballot is one that is prepared for use in the precinct in which the applicant resides. The ballot must be identical to the regular official ballots, except that it must have printed or stamped on it "early."  The officer charged by law with the duty of preparing ballots at any election must prepare the official early ballot and deliver a sufficient amount to the recorder or other officer in charge of elections no later than the 33rd day before the election.  Additionally, the ballot return envelopes must be of a type that does not reveal the voter's selections and that is tamper evident when properly sealed (A.R.S. § 16-545).


1.   Stipulates that the officer in charge of preparing ballots at any election must ensure that the early ballot is sent in an envelope that states the following:

a)   If the addressee does not reside at this address, mark the unopened envelope "return to sender" and deposit it in the United States mail. (Sec. 1)

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



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