What is the Arizona Presidential Preference Election (PPE)?
The Arizona Presidential Preference Election (PPE) is a special election in which voters registered with political parties vote for the candidate they want to become their party’s presidential nominee.
Who Can Vote in the Presidential Preference Election?
Only people registered to vote with one of the four political parties that Arizona recognizes can vote: Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Green .
If you don’t belong to the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Green parties, you may change your registration to one of these parties by Feb 18, 2020. (You are allowed to change your registration back after the election.) To change parties, fill out a voter registration form and select a different party. See the section below for information on how to regsiter.
For more information about Arizona political parties visit the Secretary of State’s website.
When is the Presidential Preference Election?
The Presidential Preference Election (PPE) will be held on March 17, 2020. To vote in the PPE, your voter registration must include a designated political party by February 18, 2020.
Is the Presidential Preference Election a Primary?
NO. The Presidential Preference Election is not a primary. In a primary election, the candidate who gets the most votes wins. The results from the Presidential Preference Election determine how many delegates to the Democratic National Convention each candidate will be awarded.
Will there also be a Primary Election in Arizona?
YES. Arizona will hold a primary election on August 4, 2020 for offices other than president. Voters registered with political parties will selected candidates for elected positions such as U.S. Congress, Arizona Legislature, County Board of Supervisors, School Board, etc. Candidates getting the most votes will be the party’s nominees and will appear on the November General Election ballot.
There will be four primary ballots: one for each of the Arizona-recognized parties (Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Green).
Party members will be eligible to vote in their registered party’s primary.
Voters not registered with a party – No Party or “Independents” – may vote using the the primary ballot of their choice.
Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Green party members can vote at the polls on election day. Registered voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive their ballots in the mail. The primary election will be held on August 4, 2020.
How do I vote in the Presidential Preference Election?
Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Green party members can vote at the polls on election day – March 17, 2020. * Registered voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive their ballots in the mail.
Election days subject to change. Check with Pima County Recorder’s office for latest information – (520)724-4350.
Who Can Vote in the Arizona Presidential Preference Election?