open primary http://knau.org en Open Primary Question Goes to Voters http://knau.org/post/open-primary-question-goes-voters <p>The state's high court decided today that voters will get a chance in November to decide if they want to jettison the current system of nominating candidates for office. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:30:36 +0000 Howard Fischer 19927 at http://knau.org Open Primary Opponents want Time Before Judge http://knau.org/post/open-primary-opponents-want-time-judge <p>Foes of an open primary measure asked the state's high court today to force a trial judge to give them two more hours to make their case for bouncing the measure from the ballot.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:30:10 +0000 Howard Fischer 19720 at http://knau.org Decision Expected Today in Open Primary Case http://knau.org/post/decision-expected-today-open-primary-case <p>A judge will decide this morning if a proposed open primary initiative can appear on the November ballot.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:17:17 +0000 Howard Fischer 19555 at http://knau.org Open Primary Initiative Goes Before Judge http://knau.org/post/open-primary-initiative-goes-judge <p>A judge hears arguments today on whether a proposal to create an open primary system can appear on the November ballot. But&nbsp;the lawsuits -- and there are two of them -- are creating problems. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:47:34 +0000 Howard Fischer 19507 at http://knau.org Suppporters File Suit to Get Open Primary Initiative on Ballot http://knau.org/post/suppporters-file-suit-get-open-primary-initiative-ballot <p>Earlier this week state election officials said a check of a random sample of the signatures submitted showed the proposal to scrap partisan primaries fell about 10,000 short of the nearly 260,000 necessary. A big reason for this was the conclusion by Maricopa County Elections Director Karen Osborne that a large number in her sample were simply not registered to vote. Others signatures were struck because the information did not match voter rolls. But campaign spokesman Joe Yuhas said a review by his own staff tells a different story.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 01:12:32 +0000 Howard Fischer 19207 at http://knau.org Judge Denies Ballot Position for Open Primary Initiative http://knau.org/post/judge-denies-ballot-position-open-primary-initiative <p>A state judge ruled today that an initiative to create an open primary is legally flawed and cannot be on the November ballot.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:33:51 +0000 Howard Fischer 18144 at http://knau.org Opposition Forming to Open Primary http://knau.org/post/opposition-forming-open-primary <p>The initiative would scrap the current system where each party chooses its own nominees and they run against each other in November. Instead, all candidates would run in a single primary, with the top two facing off in the general election. Proponents say that would force candidates to appeal to all segments of the population rather than simply courting what may be the extremes of their own party -- and then coasting to victory in November because of a lopsided voter registration edge in a legislative or congressional district. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:09:39 +0000 Howard Fischer 16778 at http://knau.org