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ARIZONA STATE SENATE

Fifty-Sixth Legislature, Second Regular Session

 

FACT SHEET FOR S.C.R. 1036

 

cities; towns; elections

Purpose

Subject to voter approval, constitutionally determines that, for certain cities or towns that provide for election of city or town council members by district, ward, precinct or other geographic designation, only voters who are qualified electors of the district, ward, precinct or other geographic designation are eligible to vote for that council member candidate in the city's or town's primary, general, runoff or other election.

Background

For any city or town that provides for election of city or town council members by district, ward, precinct or other geographical designation, only voters who are qualified electors of the district, ward, precinct or other geographic designation are eligible to vote for that council member candidate in the city or town's primary, general, runoff or other election (A.R.S. 9-821.01).

There is no anticipated fiscal impact to the state General Fund associated with this legislation.

Provisions

1.   Determines, for a city or town, with a population of 500,000 person or more that provides for election of city or town council members by district, ward, precinct or other geographic designation, that only voters who are qualified electors of the district, ward, precinct or other geographic designation are eligible to vote for that council member candidate in the city's or town's primary, general, runoff or other election.

2.   Requires the Secretary of State to submit the proposition to the voters at the next general election.

3.   Becomes effective if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor.

Prepared by Senate Research

February 10, 2024

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