PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that builds on the state’s leadership in election integrity, protects Arizona voters and streamlines the way elections are conducted.
“Arizona is a national leader when it comes to election integrity and access to the ballot box, and Senate Bill 1485 continues that legacy. In 1992, our state began offering the ability for Arizonans to vote an absentee ballot. Since then, Arizona has continuously improved and refined our election laws ?— including intuitively renaming ‘absentee’ voting to ‘early’ voting ?— and constantly seeking to strengthen the security and integrity of our elections,” the Governor said in a letter explaining his support for the bill.
SB 1485 renames Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) to Active Early Voting List (AEVL). Under this legislation, if a voter on the AEVL actively votes by mail, they will continue to receive an early ballot. If a voter on the AEVL does not return at least one early ballot over the course of four years (two consecutive primary elections and general elections, and any municipal elections that precede them) the voter will be sent a postcard asking if they still want to receive an early ballot.