open primary

Open Primary Question Goes to Voters

Sep 6, 2012

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.

Open Primary Opponents want Time Before Judge

Sep 4, 2012

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. 

Decision Expected Today in Open Primary Case

Aug 31, 2012

A judge will decide this morning if a proposed open primary initiative can appear on the November ballot.

Open Primary Initiative Goes Before Judge

Aug 30, 2012

A judge hears arguments today on whether a proposal to create an open primary system can appear on the November ballot. But the lawsuits -- and there are two of them -- are creating problems.

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.