Bill Text: AZ SB1023 | 2021 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Elections; county supervisors; ballots; markers

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-12 - Senate read second time [SB1023 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2021-SB1023-Introduced.html



PREFILED    JAN 04 2021

REFERENCE TITLE: elections; county supervisors; ballots; markers





State of Arizona


Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session





SB 1023


Introduced by

Senator Townsend





amending section 16-511, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to conduct of elections.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 16-511, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE16-511.  Duty of board of supervisors to furnish election supplies to precinct officers; poll books; markers

A.  If paper signature rosters are used in a polling place, the necessary printed blanks for poll lists, lists of voters, ballots, oath and returns, together with envelopes in which to enclose the returns, shall be furnished by the board of supervisors to the officers of each election precinct at the expense of the county.  For those elections over which the board of supervisors has no responsibility, the governing body of each election district is responsible for furnishing the necessary supplies for elections that it calls.

B.  If electronic poll book systems are used in a precinct, the board of supervisors shall furnish at least two electronic poll book systems for each polling place, each of which shall be capable of printing poll lists and lists of voters.

C.  For elections for which the board of supervisors is responsible, The board of supervisors shall not require that a specific marking pen be used on paper ballots and shall not provide for use on ballots any pen that creates marks that are visible on the reverse side of the paper ballot or that otherwise may damage or cause a ballot to be spoiled.

C.  D.  For any election that is not held under the supervision of the board of supervisors, the governing body of each election district is responsible for furnishing the necessary supplies for that election. END_STATUTE