Some voters in Arizona, namely Democrats, will have a chance to go to the polls three times before this year is out. The next big election in the state will be the Presidential Preference Election, a primary for Democrats to weigh in on who should face Donald Trump in the fall. Independents hoping to participate must switch their party affiliation by the registration deadline. Only voters registered with the Democratic Party can vote in this primary. (The Arizona Republican Party decided not to hold a presidential primary.)
In August, a broader swath of voters will be eligible to cast ballots in another primary to decide candidates for state offices. The general election will be held on the first Tuesday of November, as usual.
Presidential Preference Election (Democrats only): Tuesday, March 17.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 18
State Offices Primary Election: Aug. 4
Registration Deadline: Monday, July 6
General Election: Tuesday, Nov. 3
Registration Deadline: Monday, Oct. 5
Residents can register to vote (or check the status of their registration) at www.servicearizona.com or in person at the Maricopa County Recorder’s office, 111 S. 3rd Avenue, #103, Phoenix. Questions? Call the Recorder’s office at 602-506-1511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Sophia Solis, Secretary of State’s office