Bill Text: AZ SCR1007 | 2019 | Fifty-fourth Legislature 1st Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Voting age; sixteen years

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-01-29 - Senate read second time [SCR1007 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2019-SCR1007-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: voting age; sixteen years




State of Arizona


Fifty-fourth Legislature

First Regular Session




SCR 1007


Introduced by

Senators Mendez: Dalessandro, Peshlakai





proposing an amendment to the constitution of Arizona; amending article VII, section 2, Constitution of Arizona; relating to voting age.





Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Arizona, the House of Representatives concurring:

1.  Article VII, section 2, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to be amended as follows if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:

START_STATUTE2.  Qualifications of voters; disqualification

Section 2.  A.  No person shall be entitled to vote at any general election, or for any office that now is, or hereafter may be, elective by the people, or upon any question which may be submitted to a vote of the people, unless such person be a citizen of the United States of the age of eighteen sixteen years or over, and shall have resided in the state for the period of time preceding such election as prescribed by law, provided that qualifications for voters at a general election for the purpose of electing presidential electors shall be as prescribed by law.  The word "citizen" shall include persons of the male and female sex.

B.  The rights of citizens of the United States to vote and hold office shall not be denied or abridged by the state, or any political division or municipality thereof, on account of sex, and the right to register, to vote and to hold office under any law now in effect, or which may hereafter be enacted, is hereby extended to, and conferred upon males and females alike.

C.  No person who is adjudicated an incapacitated person shall be qualified to vote at any election, nor shall any person convicted of treason or felony be qualified to vote at any election unless restored to civil rights. END_STATUTE

2.  The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by article XXI, Constitution of Arizona.