HB2734 - 551R - I Ver




REFERENCE TITLE: candidates; school, local; electronic signatures





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session





HB 2734


Introduced by

Representatives Pawlik: Andrade, Bolding, Butler, Ch  vez, DeGrazia, Espinoza, Fernandez, Hernandez A, Hernandez M, Jermaine, Longdon, Meza, Rodriguez, Salman, Schwiebert, Sierra, Stahl Hamilton, Teller, Ter  n, Senators Bowie, Engel





amending section 16-317, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to nominating procedures.





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

Section  1. Section 16-317, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE16-317. Secure online signature collection; municipal, county, school, local and precinct committeeman offices

A. Notwithstanding any other statute in this title, the secretary of state shall provide a system for qualified electors to sign a nomination petition for candidates for city or town office, county office school district office, office for which the county administers the election and the office of precinct committeeman by way of a secure internet portal. The system shall allow only those qualified electors who are eligible to sign a petition for a particular candidate to sign the petition, shall provide a method for the qualified elector's identity to be properly verified and shall provide for the secretary of state to transmit those filings or a facsimile of those filings to the officer in charge of elections for the appropriate office. A candidate may choose to collect up to the minimum number of required nomination petition signatures by use of the online signature collection system prescribed by this section.

B. This section applies only to candidates for city or town elected office, county office, school district office, any office for which a county administers the election and the office of precinct committeeman. END_STATUTE

Statutes affected:
Introduced Version: 16-317