ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session

House: GE DPA/SE 7-6-0-0


HB 2703: auditor general; audits; county elections

S/E: secure online signature collection

Sponsor: Representative Bolick, LD 20

Caucus & COW

 

Summary of the Strike-Everything Amendment to HB 2703

Overview

Prohibits the Secretary of State from removing, closing down or otherwise limiting access to the secure internet portal and related systems for online signature collection.

History

Current statute requires the Secretary of State to provide a system for qualified electors to sign a nomination petition for candidates for statewide, legislative, federal, city, town and county offices and the office of precinct committeeman.  The system allows for only those qualified electors who are eligible to sign a petition for a particular candidate to sign the petition.  The system additionally must provide a method for the qualified elector's identity to be properly verified and provide for the Secretary of State to transmit those filings to the officer in charge of elections for the appropriate office (A.R.S. §§ 16-316, 16-317, 16-318).

Provisions

1.   Directs the Secretary of State to continue operating and maintain full functionality and availability of the secure internet portal and related systems. (Sec. 1)

2.   States that the Secretary of State must not close down, remove or otherwise limit access to the online signature collection portal or system. (Sec. 1)

3.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☒ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteContains an emergency clause. (Sec. 2)

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