Senate Engrossed


elections; polls; override notification





State of Arizona


Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session











amending section 16-580, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to conduct of elections.





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

Section 1. Section 16-580, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE16-580. Manner of voting; assistance for certain electors; overrides

A. Except as prescribed by subsection E of this section, only one person per voting booth shall be permitted allowed at any one time to sign for the receipt of a ballot and to wait for an opportunity to vote.

B. On receiving a ballot the voter shall promptly and without leaving the voting area retire alone, except as provided in subsection E of this section, to one of the voting booths that is not occupied, prepare the ballot in secret and vote in the manner and substantial form as required by the instruction to voters.

C. The voter shall deposit the ballot in the ballot box, or if the voter so requests, hand the ballot to the election board official and permit allow the election board official to deposit the ballot in the ballot box. For any voting location that uses on-site ballot tabulating equipment, If an overvote or other irregularity in the ballot results in the rejection of the ballot while attempting to deposit it in the ballot BOX, the election board official shall advise the voter that if the voter chooses to override the overvoted office or measure, the voter's vote for that office or measure will not be tallied.

D. After the ballot is deposited, the voter shall then proceed outside the voting area and shall not again enter the voting area unless the voter is an authorized election official or an official observer or is assisting another voter.

E. Any registered voter, at the voter's option, may be accompanied by a minor who is permitted allowed in the voting booth pursuant to section 16-515, subsection E, be accompanied and assisted by a person of the voter's own choice or be assisted by two election officials, one from each major political party, during any process relating to voting or during the actual process of voting on a paper ballot, machine or electronic voting system. A person who is a candidate for an office in that election other than the office of precinct committeeman is not eligible to assist any voter. END_STATUTE