2010 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 16 - Elections and Electors

Chapter 1 QUALIFICATION AND REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS
Article 1 Qualifications for Registration
16-101 Qualifications of registrant; definition
16-102 Power of attorney; prohibited use
16-103 Qualified person temporarily absent from state; persons in the service of the United States
16-104 Registration in incorporated cities and towns
16-105 Registration required by city ordinance or charter
Article 1.1 Driver's License Voter Registration
16-111 Definitions
16-112 Driver license voter registration
Article 2 Qualifications for Voting
16-120 Eligibility to vote
16-121 Qualified elector; definition
16-121.01 Requirements for proper registration
16-122 Registration and records prerequisite to voting
16-124 Public officer residing in county of post of duty
16-125 Change of residence to different county during twenty‑nine day period preceding election
16-126 Authority to vote in presidential election after moving from state
Article 3 Registration Officers and Procedures
16-131 Registration of electors; deputy registrars
16-134 Return of registrations made outside office of county recorder; incomplete or illegible forms
16-135 Change of residence from one address to another
16-136 Change of political party
16-137 Change of name
16-139 Registration expenses as county charge
16-140 Voter registration assistance agencies; definitions
16-141 Armed forces recruiting offices; voter registration assistance
16-142 Secretary of state; national voter registration act; uniformed and overseas citizens; voter fraud hotline
Article 4 Forms
16-151 Forms for registration supplied by county recorder and secretary of state
16-152 Registration form
16-153 Voter registration; confidentiality; definitions
Article 5 Registration Rolls
16-161 Official record of registration
16-162 Retention of registration forms and record of cancellation
16-163 Assignment of registrations to general county register; exception; notification to elector; electronic storage of registration forms
16-164 Change of registration on new registration form effecting change of precinct, party, address or name
16-165 Causes for cancellation
16-166 Verification of registration
16-168 Precinct registers; date of preparation; contents; copies; reports; statewide database; violation; classification
16-169 Disposition and use of precinct registers; signature roster; form
16-170 Transmittal of signature roster to county recorder; comparison of names by recorder
16-171 Preservation of signature rosters as permanent records
16-172 Use of county registration rolls by political subdivisions
16-173 County recorder to file data processing system or program
Article 6 Penal Provisions
16-181 Return of registration; violation; classification
16-182 False registration; classification; cancellation of registration
16-183 Violations; classification
16-184 Additional violations; classification
Chapter 1.1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1 Applicability
16-191 Applicability
16-192 Use of special district resources to influence elections; applicability
Chapter 2 ELECTION DATES
Article 1 Primary Election
16-201 Primary elections
16-202 Notice of offices for which candidates are to be nominated at primary
16-203 Primary election for nomination of candidates in municipalities
16-204 Declaration of statewide concern; consolidated election dates
16-205 Election dates; notice; administration
16-206 Election day
Article 2 General Election
16-211 General election
16-212 Election of presidential electors
16-213 Election of United States senator
16-214 Issuance of proclamation for general election by governor; publication by boards of supervisors
Article 3 Other Elections; Special Provisions Relating to Election of Certain Officers
16-221 Special election to fill vacancy in Congress
16-222 Vacancy in the office of United States senator or representative
16-223 Issuance of proclamation for special election by governor; publication by boards of supervisors
16-224 Proclamation by governor; time for electing delegates to convention for ratification of amendment to the Constitution of the United States
16-225 Special district election dates
16-226 Nonpartisan elections; time of calling; definition
16-227 Publication of call of election for nonpartisan elections
16-228 Notice of election for nonpartisan elections
16-229 Affidavit of compliance
16-230 Vacancy in certain state or county offices; election
Article 4 Presidential Preference Election
16-241 Presidential preference election; conduct of election
16-242 Qualifications for ballot; nomination paper
16-243 National convention delegates; pledged support to candidates
16-244 Representation on ballot
16-245 Form and content of ballot
16-246 Early balloting; satellite locations; additional procedures
16-247 Write-in candidates prohibited
16-248 Designation of polling places
16-249 Certification of election to parties; automatic recount inapplicable; tabulation
16-250 Expenses of election
Chapter 3 NOMINATING PROCEDURES
Article 1 Party Nomination Requirements
16-301 Nomination of candidates for printing on official ballot of general or special election
16-302 Failure to nominate candidate in primary election
Article 2 Filing and Forms
16-311 Nomination papers; filing; definitions
16-312 Filing of nomination papers for write‑in candidates
16-313 Filing of nomination paper and petitions for special primary election
16-314 Filing and form of nomination petitions; definition
16-315 Form of petitions
Article 3 Signature Requirements
16-321 Signing and certification of nomination petition
16-322 Number of signatures required on nomination petitions
Article 4 Judicial Offices
16-331 Election of superior court judges by declared divisions of court
16-332 Election of justices of supreme court or judges of court of appeals by declared terms
16-333 Preparation and filing of nominating petition for certain judicial offices
Article 5 Nomination Other Than by Primary
16-341 Nomination petition; method and time of filing; form; qualifications and number of petitioners required
16-342 Special election nominations by delegate convention
16-343 Filling vacancy caused by death or incapacity or withdrawal of candidate
16-344 Office of presidential elector; appointment by state committee chairman
Article 6 Challenge of Nomination Petitions
16-351 Limitations on appeals of validity of nomination petitions; disqualification of candidate
Chapter 4 CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS
Article 1 General Provisions
16-400 Definition of mark
16-401 Applicability of general election law to primary elections
16-402 Absence from employment for purpose of voting; application therefor; violation; classification
16-403 City or town primaries; duties of officers
16-404 Preparation of polling place; voting booths; ballot boxes for paper ballots
16-405 Preparation for elections
16-406 Public display of voting equipment
16-407 Election officers; qualifications; certificates; certification programs; plan; exemption; election training fund
16-407.01 Election officer education, training and certification advisory committee
16-408 Cost of special district elections; bond
16-409 Certain cities, towns and school districts; mail ballot elections; report
16-410 Cancellation of certain elections; appointment to office; filling vacancies
Article 2 Election Precincts and Polling Places
16-411 Designation of election precincts and polling places; electioneering; wait times
16-412 Effective date of new precincts
16-413 Precincts; special district boundaries
Article 3 Voting Equipment; Lever
16-421 Adoption of voting machines; experimental use
16-422 Definitions; applicability of general laws
16-423 Authorization for use at all elections
16-424 Specifications of voting machine
16-425 Preparation of machines prior to election
16-426 Equipment to be provided with machine
16-427 Instruction of voters prior to election as to use of machine
16-428 Machine to remain sealed after election
16-429 Custody of voting machines and keys
16-430 Number of voting machines in a precinct
Article 4 Voting Equipment; Electromechanical
16-441 Effective date of article; approval of counting equipment
16-442 Committee approval; adoption of vote tabulating equipment; experimental use; emergency
16-442.01 Accessible voting technology; recommendations; certification; applicability
16-443 Authorization of use at all elections
16-444 Definitions; applicability of general laws
16-445 Filing of computer election programs with secretary of state
16-446 Specifications of electronic voting system
16-447 Voting devices; inspection; specifications and number of booths
16-448 Write-in votes; marking with rubber stamp or other devices; instructions
16-449 Required test of equipment and programs; notice; procedures manual
16-450 Location and acquisition of vote tabulating devices
16-451 Cost; means of financing
16-452 Rules; instructions and procedures manual; approval of manual; field check and review of systems; violation; classification
Article 5 Ballots and Supplies; Primary
16-461 Sample primary election ballots; submission to party chairmen for examination; preparation, printing and distribution of ballot
16-462 Form of paper ballot
16-463 Form of ballots; lever machines
16-464 Rotation of names on ballots
16-465 Arrangement of candidates' names at primary election
16-466 Ballots, ballot labels and ballot screens; electromechanical
16-467 Method of voting on ballot
16-468 Form of ballot; optical scanning system; sample ballots
Article 6 Ballots and Supplies; General
16-501 Compliance with primary election law as prerequisite to printing name on ballot
16-502 Form and contents of ballot
16-503 Duty to prepare and provide ballots; cost of printing ballots and instruction cards as public expense
16-504 Form of ballots; lever machines
16-505 Procedure for excessive size of ballot
16-506 Ballot and ballot labels; electromechanical
16-507 Presentation of presidential electors on ballot
16-508 Number of ballots furnished each polling place
16-509 Delivery of ballots to election officers
16-510 Sample ballots; preparation and distribution
16-511 Duty of board of supervisors to furnish election supplies to precinct officers
16-512 Displaying United States flag at polls
16-513 Instructions for voters and election officers
16-513.01 Right to vote a provisional ballot; notice
16-514 Notice to voters; form
16-515 "Seventy‑five foot limit" notices; posting; violation; classification
16-516 Form of poll lists
16-517 Form of tally list
Article 7 Election Boards and Tally Boards
16-531; Version 2 Appointment of election boards and tally boards; qualifications
16-531 Appointment of election boards and tally boards; qualifications
16-532 Instruction of election board inspectors and judges; certificate of qualification; optional training; instruction of counting center election officials
16-533 Filling vacancy in election board by electors
16-534 Inspector as chairman and supervisor of board; powers; power of board and clerks to administer oaths; oath of members
16-535 Election marshal; appointment; powers and duties
16-536 Compensation of election and tally board officers
16-537 Powers and duties of election officers with respect to special elections
Article 8 Early Voting
16-541 Early voting
16-542 Request for ballot
16-543 Application for ballot; United States service; emergency procedures
16-543.01 Procedures for voting with special write‑in early ballots
16-543.02 Federal write‑in early ballots; procedure; registration form
16-544 Permanent early voting list
16-545 Early ballot
16-546 Early votes
16-547 Ballot affidavit; form
16-548 Preparation and transmission of ballot
16-549 Special election boards; procedure for voting ill or disabled electors; expenses
16-550 Receipt of voter's ballot
16-551 Early election board; violation; classification
16-552 Early ballots; processing; challenges
Article 8.1 Optional Special District Mail Ballot Elections
16-558 Special districts; mail ballot election option; conduct
16-558.01 Mailing of ballots
16-558.02 Replacement ballots
Article 9 Polling Place Procedures
16-561 Examination of machines on election day
16-562 Preparation and arrangement of polling place with voting booths and ballot boxes
16-563 Posting sample ballots, instruction cards and notice to voters before opening polls
16-564 Opening, exhibiting and locking ballot box before receipt of ballots; removal and opening of box
16-565 Hours polls opened and closed; proclamation of opening and closing polls
16-566 Opening and closing of polling place; unused ballots
16-570 Conduct of election; duties of officers; placing machines
16-571 Poll lists to be kept by election clerk; posting
16-572 Delivery and custody of ballots at polling place
16-573 Substitution of ballots when official ballots not available
16-574 Repair or substitution of machines; use of paper ballots
16-578 Instruction and assistance to voters
16-579 Procedure for obtaining ballot by elector
16-580 Manner of voting; assistance for certain electors
16-581 Elderly or handicapped persons; inaccessible polling places; definitions
16-583 Voter not on precinct register; inactive voter list; procedure
16-584 Qualified elector not on precinct register; recorder's certificate; verified ballot; procedure
16-585 Spoiled ballots; disposition
16-590 Appointment of challengers and party representatives
16-591 Grounds for challenging an elector
16-592 Proceedings on challenge; disposition of ballot
16-593 Rules determining residence of voter upon challenge; reading of rules upon request
16-594 List of challenges, grounds and rulings
Article 10 Tally and Returns
16-601 Tally of vote
16-602 Removal of ballots from ballot boxes; disposition of ballots folded together or excessive ballots; designated margin; hand counts; vote count verification committee
16-603 Inspection of ballots by party representative
16-604 Count of votes cast; tally list
16-605 Disposition of paper ballots after count; marking rejected ballots
16-606 Tally and return of votes; lever voting machine
16-607 Statements of tally
16-608 Delivery of ballots; electronic voting system
16-609 Questioned legality of ballots; procedure
16-610 Uncertainty of voter's choice as cause for rejection
16-611 Certain defects invalidating vote for particular office
16-612 Determination of write‑in choice of voter
16-614 Signing of tally lists after completion of tally
16-615 Delivery of returns
16-616 Preparation and disposition of unofficial returns
16-617 Transmittal of signature roster and precinct registers to board of supervisors after election
16-618 Preparation, disposition and posting of abstract of vote; exception to posting
16-619 Preparation, delivery and publication of condensed abstract of vote
16-620 Tabulation and publication of condensed abstracts; costs of transmittal
16-621 Proceedings at the counting center
16-622 Official canvass; unofficial results
16-623 Copy of abstract of vote of certain counties filed with secretary of state
16-624 Disposition of official returns and ballots
Article 11 Official Canvass
16-641 Retally of vote; lever voting machine
16-642 Canvass of election; postponements
16-643 Method of canvass
16-644 Effect of want of form in precinct returns
16-645 Canvass and return of precinct vote; declaring nominee of party; certificate of nomination; write‑in candidates
16-646 Statement, contents and mailing of official canvass
16-647 Declaration of election to office; delivery of certificate of election
16-648 Canvass for state offices, amendments and measures; postponement
16-649 Determination of tie vote; notice to candidates; exception
16-650 Declaration of election to office; delivery of certificate of election
16-651 Proclamation by governor on amendments and initiated and referred measures
Article 12 Recounts
16-661 Automatic recount; requirements; exemption
16-662 Certification to superior court of facts requiring recount
16-663 Recount of votes; method
16-664 Recount of votes by automatic tabulating system
16-665 Determination of results by court; distribution of copies of order of determination
16-666 Expenses of recount
16-667 Supplementary nature of article
Article 13 Contest of Elections
16-671 Contest of primary elections
16-672 Contest of state election; grounds; venue
16-673 Statement of contest; verification; filing
16-674 Contest of county or other election
16-675 Summons; form; answer
16-676 Time for hearing contest; continuance; findings of the court; judgment
16-677 Inspection of ballots before trial; petition; bond; appointment of inspectors
16-678 Inapplicability of article to contests of election of legislators
Article 14 Ratification of Amendments to United States Constitution by Convention
16-701 Applicability of election laws
16-702 Number of delegates
16-703 Qualifications of candidates for delegate; nominations
16-704 Ballots; form
16-705 Determination of delegates; vacancies; delegate bound to vote in accordance with pre‑election statement; classification
16-706 Meeting of delegates in convention
16-707 Organization of convention
16-708 Journal of proceedings
16-709 Certificate of ratification
16-710 Compensation and mileage of delegates
16-711 Congressional provisions as superseding article
Chapter 5 POLITICAL PARTIES
Article 1 Representation on Ballot
16-801 Representation of new party on ballot at primary and general elections
16-802 Representation of new party on ballot for county or municipal election
16-803 Filing petition for recognition; submission of petitions to county recorder for signature verification
16-804 Continued representation on basis of votes cast at last preceding general election or registered electors
16-805 Findings of fact and statement of public policy by the legislature of the state of Arizona concerning steps which must be taken to protect the fundamental rights of the citizens of this state and the safety of this state from international Communistic conspiracy
16-806 Proscription of Communist Party of United States, its successors, and subsidiary organizations
16-807 Political parties trust fund
Article 2 Party Organization and Government
16-821 County committee; vacancy in office of precinct committeeman
16-822 Precinct committeemen; eligibility; vacancy; duties
16-823 Legislative district committee; organization; boundary change; reorganization
16-824 Meeting, organization and officers of county committee
16-825 State committee
16-825.01 State committee; vacancy; filling of vacancy
16-826 Meeting, organization and officers of state committee
16-827 Executive committee of state committee
16-828 Proxies
Chapter 6 CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENSES
Article 1 General Provisions
16-901 Definitions
16-901.01 Limitations on certain unreported expenditures and contributions
16-902 Organization of political committees
16-902.01 Registration of political committees; contents; amendment
16-902.02 Out‑of‑state political committees; registration; initial reporting
16-903 Candidate's campaign committees; exploratory committees; designation; candidate as agent; civil penalty
16-904 Treasurer; duties; records; civil penalty
16-905 Contribution limitations; civil penalty; complaint
16-906 Loans; repayments; guarantors
16-907 Prohibited contributions; classification
16-912 Candidates and independent expenditures; campaign literature and advertisement sponsors; identification; civil penalty
16-912.01 Ballot measure committees; campaign literature and advertising funding; identification; disclosure; civil penalty; definition
16-913 Campaign finance reports; reporting of receipts and disbursements; exemptions; civil penalty
16-914 Termination statement
16-914.01 Reporting of contributions by committees acting on ballot measures; civil penalty; definition
16-914.02 Reporting independent expenditures of corporations, limited liability companies and labor organizations; statement; disclaimer and disclosure; civil action; civil penalty; violation; classification; definitions
16-915 Contents of campaign finance reports
16-915.01 Disposal of surplus monies; transfer of debt
16-916 Filing statements of contributions and expenditures; public inspection
16-916.01 Electronic filing; statements of contributions and expenditures
16-917 Independent expenditures; in-kind contribution; civil penalty
16-918 Campaign finance reports; notice; civil penalty; prohibition on candidacy
16-919 Prohibition of contributions by corporations, limited liability companies or labor organizations; exemption; classification; definitions
16-920 Permitted expenditures by corporations and labor organizations
16-921 Unlawful contributions by corporations and labor organizations from a fund; procedures; definitions
16-923 Volunteering services for expected compensation; classification
16-924 Civil penalties; attorney general; county, city or town attorney
16-925 Deceptive mailings; civil penalty
Article 2 Citizens Clean Elections Act
16-940 Findings and declarations
16-941 Limits on spending and contributions for political campaigns
16-942 Civil penalties and forfeiture of office
16-943 Criminal violations and penalties
16-945 Limits on early contributions
16-946 Qualifying contributions
16-947 Certification as a participating candidate
16-948 Controls on participating candidates' campaign accounts
16-949 Caps on spending from citizens clean elections fund
16-950 Qualification for clean campaign funding
16-951 Clean campaign funding
16-952 Equal funding of candidates
16-953 Return of monies to the citizens clean elections fund
16-954 Clean elections tax reduction; return of excess monies
16-955 Citizens clean election commission; structure
16-956 Voter education and enforcement duties
16-957 Enforcement procedure
16-958 Manner of filing reports
16-959 Inflationary and other adjustments of dollar values
16-960 Severability
16-961 Definitions
Chapter 7 PENAL PROVISIONS
Article 1 General Provisions
16-1001 Applicability of penal provisions
16-1002 Counterfeiting or distributing unlawful ballots; classification
16-1003 False endorsement, knowing destruction or delay in delivery of ballot; classification
16-1004 Interference with or corruption of election officer; interference with voting equipment; classification
16-1005 Early ballot abuse; classification
16-1006 Changing vote of elector by corrupt means or inducement; classification
16-1007 Election officer ascertaining or disclosing elector's vote; classification
16-1008 Election officer changing vote of elector by menace or reward; classification
16-1009 Failure or refusal to perform duty by election officer; classification
16-1010 Refusal by election officer to perform duty; violation of election law; classification
16-1011 Counterfeiting election returns; classification
16-1012 Intimidation of elector by employer; classification
16-1013 Coercion or intimidation of elector; classification
16-1014 Corruption of electors; classification
16-1015 Election wagers; classification
16-1016 Illegal voting; pollution of ballot box; removal or destruction of ballot box, poll lists or ballots; classification
16-1017 Unlawful acts by voters with respect to voting; classification
16-1018 Additional unlawful acts by persons with respect to voting; classification
16-1019 Political signs; tampering; classification
16-1020 Signing of petitions; violation; classification
16-1021 Enforcement by attorney general and county, city or town attorney
Chapter 8 ESTABLISHMENT OF LEGISLATIVE AND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS
Article 1 In General
16-1103 Legislative and congressional redistricting; census enumeration

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