Wednesday, June 8, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sen. Mesnard’s Bills Help Ensure the Integrity
of Arizona Elections
Phoenix, Arizona – In an effort to better ensure the integrity of Arizona's elections, Senator J.D. Mesnard (R-17) sponsored and Governor Doug Ducey signed both SB1260 (registrations; early voting; move notice) and SB1362 (early ballot on-site tabulation) this week.
SB1260 makes it illegal to intentionally allow someone who is registered in another state to also vote in Arizona and requires a county recorder to cancel a person's registration upon confirmation that a person has registered to vote in another county or has moved.
SB1362 allows for every county recorder to provide a method for early ballot tabulation on site at a polling place. Currently, voters who do not return their early ballots by mail must drop them off by election day. This bill would allow voters another option: the opportunity to see their early ballot counted in front of them.
"Democratic systems only work if our elections are secure and their integrity unmatched. That means ensuring that each person has one vote and that their vote is properly counted," Senator Mesnard stated. "These bills signed into law Monday address both of those essential principles and will help improve the faith voters have in our elections."
For more information, contact:
Director of Communications | Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus