Primary Election: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
star General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Proposition 121


Open Elections/Open Government Act

Creating an open primary giving all qualified voters the right to vote for the candidates of their choice, proposing an amendment to the constitution of Arizona; Amending Article VII of the constitution of Arizona relating to direct primary election law.

A "yes" vote shall have the effect of replacing the current party primary election with a "top-two" primary election in which all voters, regardless of party affiliation, vote in a single, combined primary, and the top two vote-getters for each seat advance to the general election ballot. This "top-two" primary will not apply to the election of the U.S. President or to elections in which no party affiliation appears on the ballot.

A "no" vote shall have the effect of keeping the current party primary election in which each recognized political party selects a candidate to appear on the general election ballot.




The Propositions

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Ballot Measures:

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Your Vote

Ballot Help Sheet

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Voter Polls

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