open primary

State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Open Primary Question Goes to Voters

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.

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State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Open Primary Opponents want Time Before Judge

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. 

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State Capitol News
10:17 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Decision Expected Today in Open Primary Case

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

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State Capitol News
1:47 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Open Primary Initiative Goes Before Judge

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.

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State Capitol News
6:12 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Suppporters File Suit to Get Open Primary Initiative on Ballot

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.

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State Capitol News
5:33 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Judge Denies Ballot Position for Open Primary Initiative

A state judge ruled today that an initiative to create an open primary is legally flawed and cannot be on the November ballot.

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State Capitol News
9:09 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Opposition Forming to Open Primary

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.

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