Fifty-sixth Legislature                           Municipal Oversight & Elections

First Regular Session                                                   H.B. 2103




(Reference to printed bill)



Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"Section 1. Section 16-541, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE16-541. Absentee voting; voter eligibility

A. Any election called pursuant to the laws of this state shall provide for early absentee voting, including voting by the use of an accessible vote by United States mail option for persons who are blind or have a visual impairment. Any qualified elector voter who meets the CRITERIA ESTABLISHED by this section may vote by early absentee ballot.

B. A voter shall be allowed to vote by absentee ballot for any one or more of the following REASONS:

1. The voter expects to be outside this state at the time of the election.

2. The voter is physically unable to go to the polls because the voter is hospitalized or in a nursing home.

3. The voter has a visual IMPAIRMENT.

4. The voter is an absent uniformed services voter or overseas voter as defined in the uniformed and overseas citizens absentee voting act (P.L. 99-410; 52 United States Code section 20310) or a spouse or household member of the absent uniformed services voter or overseas voter.

B. C. A qualified elector of a special district organized pursuant to title 48 shall be permitted to vote early in any special district mail ballot election as provided in article 8.1 of this chapter." END_STATUTE

Amend title to conform






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