2016 Primary Election ~ August 30, 2016
Primary Election Results
Precinct Level Results by County
(File formats supplied by county)
Congressional District 5 Recount Information
Primary Election Candidate Information
Primary Election Voter Information
I am not registered with a recognized party, can I still vote in the Primary Election?
Yes. Arizona has an open primary law that allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties. The Primary Election is not the same as a Presidential Preference Election, while an independent voter may cast a ballot in a Primary Election, only voters who are registered with a recognized party may cast a ballot at the Presidential Preference Election.
Can I vote for a different party's candidate on my ballot?
No. If you are registered with a recognized party, you will only be able to vote with that party's ballot in the Primary Election and as a result you may only vote for that party's candidates. The General Election ballot will contain the names of candidates who win in the Primary Election, along with any independent candidates and those ballots will not be party specific.
I am an independent voter, why can I not select the independent party's ballot?
There is no "Independent Party" in the state of Arizona. An independent voter does not belong to ANY party, but is still able to vote a ballot for ONE of the recognized parties in the Primary Election.
Do I have to vote for every office on my ballot?
No, you do not have to vote for every office on your ballot. Your vote will be counted for each office that a vote was cast and all contests left blank will not be counted.
I received my party's ballot but want to vote for a different party, may I get a new ballot?
If you have received your ballot in the mail already, then you have missed the registration deadline for the current election. In this case, you will not be able to request a ballot type different from the one you received or change your party affiliation for the current election. You may; however, receive a new ballot (of that same party) if you have lost or spoiled the ballot that was originally mailed out to you.