Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session


HB 2237: same day voter registration; prohibition

Sponsor: Representative Hoffman, LD 12

Committee on Government & Elections


Prohibits a state agency from registering a person to vote on election day and deeming that person eligible to vote in that election.


A person who is a resident of Arizona is qualified to register to vote if the person:

1)   Is a citizen of the United States;

2)   Will be 18 years or older on or before the date of the regular general election following the registration;

3)   Will have been a resident of this state 29 days before the election;

4)   Is able to write the person's name or mark, unless prevented from doing so by physical disability;

5)   Has not been convicted of treason or a felony, unless restored to civil rights; and

6)   Has not been adjudicated an incapacitated person (A.R.S. § 16-101).

If a person is temporarily absent from the state, the person may register to vote by filling out an affidavit of registration that is furnished upon request of the registrant by the county recorder of the county in which the registrant has residence.  Additionally, an overseas voter as defined by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986 who is absent from the place of residence in this state may use a federal write-in early ballot in a primary, general or special election for the offices of presidential elector and United States senator and representative if the voter applies for an early ballot by 7:00 p.m. on election day and does not receive that early ballot (A.R.S. §§ 16-103,16-543.02).


1.   Stipulates that a department, division, agency, political subdivision of this state or any person acting on its behalf may not register a person to vote on an election day and deem that person eligible to vote in that election. (Sec. 1)

2.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteSpecifies that a person who violates the same day voter registration prohibition is guilty of a class 6 felony. (Sec. 1)



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