The filing period for candidates in the Presidential Preference Election begins on November 27, 2007, and ends December 17, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. Candidates seeking nomination file a nomination paper with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.
Drawing by Lot
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-245(B), “the order of the names of certified candidates on the ballot shall be determined by lots drawn at a public meeting called by the secretary of state for that purpose.”
The public meeting to draw the ballot order for the Presidential Preference Election will be held on December 18, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Arizona Secretary of State’s Conference room on the 7th floor at 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Candidates and/or their representatives are invited to attend the ballot order drawing.
Who may vote?
Only recognized political parties may participate in the Presidential Preference Election. Political parties currently recognized in Arizona are the Democratic Party, Libertarian Party and Republican Party. The Arizona Libertarian Party has chosen not to participate in the Presidential Preference Election. The “Open Primary” provision does not apply to the presidential preference elections. Thus, only voters who are registered in the Democratic Party or Republican Party are able to vote in the Arizona Presidential Preference Election.
[See Attorney General Opinion No. I99-025 (R99-049)]
The official statewide canvass of the Presidential Preference Election is scheduled to be held on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.