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challengers; polling places; tabulation observation





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session








An Act


amending section 16-590, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to polling place procedures.





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

Section 1. Section 16-590, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE16-590. Appointment of challengers and party representatives

A. for each precinct, by written appointment addressed to the election board, the county chairman of each party may, for each precinct, by written appointment addressed to the election board, shall designate a party agent or representative and alternates for a polling place in the precinct who may act as challengers for the party which that appointed him them.

B. At each voting place, one challenger for each political party may shall be present and act, but no a challenger may not enter a voting booth except to mark his that challenger's ballot.

C. Not more than the number of one party representatives representative for each party which were mutually agreed upon by from each political party represented on the ballot shall be in the polling place at one time. If such agreement cannot be reached, the number of representatives shall be limited to one in the polling place at one time for each political party.  The party representatives shall remain in the polling place until completion of the tabulation of votes in the polling place and transmittal or delivery of those results to the county recorder or other officer in charge of elections.

D. A challenger or party representative shall be a resident of this state and registered to vote in this state.

E. Notwithstanding the mandatory designation process outlined in this section, the election process shall continue even if the challengers or party representatives are not present. END_STATUTE