ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session

House: GE DP 7-6-0-0


HB 2786: voter registrations; ballot requests; source

Sponsor: Representative Hoffman, LD 12

House Engrossed

Overview

Specifies that early ballot and active early voter list request forms must only be distributed by a political party, county recorder or election official.

History

Current statute allows a candidate, political committee or other organization to distribute early ballot and active early voter request forms to voters.  If these forms include a printed address for return, the addressee must be the political subdivision that will conduct the election.  All original and completed early ballot and active early voter list request forms that are received by a candidate, political committee or other organization must be submitted within a specified time period outlined in statute (A.R.S. §§ 16-542, 16-544).

Provisions

1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteStates that the county recorder may not use the signature from a signed preprinted request to amend a voter's registration information or request for an early ballot as the sole example for subsequent comparison if the submittal is on a printed card, document or other form that is not an official form printed by the county recorder or other officer in charge of elections. (Sec. 1)

2.   Stipulates that only a political party, county recorder or election official may distribute early ballot or active early voter list request forms to voters. (Sec. 2, 3)

3.   Specifies that early ballot and active early voter list request forms are received by a political party. (Sec. 2, 3)

4.   Makes technical and conforming changes. (Sec. 2, 3)

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