Registration Deadline Looms for Democratic Presidential Primary

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


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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 voterinfo@risc.maricopa.gov.

SOURCE: Sophia Solis, Secretary of State’s office


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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.

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