Bill Text: AZ SB1526 | 2011 | Fiftieth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Affidavit of qualifications; presidential candidates

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2011-02-14 - Referred to Senate RULES Committee [SB1526 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2011-SB1526-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: affidavit of qualifications; presidential candidates




State of Arizona


Fiftieth Legislature

First Regular Session




SB 1526


Introduced by

Senator Gould





amending title 16, chapter 4, article 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 16-507.01; relating to conduct of elections.





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

Section 1.  Title 16, chapter 4, article 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 16-507.01, to read:

START_STATUTE16-507.01.  Presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications

A.  The national political party committee for a candidate for president for a party that is entitled to continued representation on the ballot shall provide to the secretary of state written notice of that political party's nomination of its candidates for president and vice‑president.  Within ten days after submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit an affidavit of the presidential candidate in which the presidential candidate states the candidate's citizenship and age and shall append to the affidavit documents that prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidate's age and prove that the candidate meets the residency requirements for President of the United States as prescribed in article II, section 1, Constitution of the United States.

B.  The affidavit prescribed in subsection A shall include references to and attachment of all of the following, which shall be sworn to under penalty of perjury:

1.  An original long form birth certificate that includes the date and place of birth, the names of the hospital and the attending physician and signatures of the witnesses in attendance.

2.  A sworn statement attesting that the candidate had two parents who were American citizens at the time of the candidate's birth.

3.  A sworn statement attesting that the candidate has not held dual or multiple citizenship and that the candidate's allegiance is solely to the United States of America.

4.  A sworn statement or form that identifies the candidate's places of residence in the United States for the preceding fourteen years.

C.  If both the candidate and the national political party committee for that candidate fail to submit and swear to the documents prescribed in this section, the secretary of state shall not place that presidential candidate's name on the ballot in this state. END_STATUTE