What’s the Presidential Preference Election?
This election is an opportunity for Arizona voters to let their parties know who they prefer as their presidential candidate for the General Election on November 8, 2016. Support your candidate and turn out on March 22, 2016, to voice your choice in the Presidential Preference Election.
Are you registered as an independent voter?
If you want to participate in the Presidential Preference Election, you must change your party affiliation with one of the three participating parties, Democratic, Green or Republican, by February 22, 2016. After the election, you can change your registration back to independent again, if you so choose.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Presidential Preference Election (PPE)?
What happens if the candidate I voted for dropped out?
For more information on how the PPE works and what happens to your vote, click on the video at the top of this page.
What’s the difference between the PPE and a primary?
The August 30, 2016, Primary Election ballot contains federal (U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives), state and local candidates and will NOT contain any presidential candidates. Click here for more information on the August 30, 2016, Primary Election.
The PPE* and the Primary Election are an opportunity for Arizona voters to nominate candidates to the General Election. The General Election is when candidates are actually elected to office.
*Party winners of the Arizona PPE may not appear on the General Election ballot. The official party nominee is determined at the party’s national convention.
Who will be on the ballot?
De La Fuente, Roque “Rocky”
Green Party Candidates:
Republican Party Candidates:
Can voters registered as independents cast a ballot in the PPE?
Can I vote early in the PPE?
What are the key dates in this election?
Early Voting Begins – Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Election Day – Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Election Results – Monday, April 4, 2016
ID at the Polls?
After arriving at your polling location on Election day you will present one form of identification from List #1 or two different forms of identification from List #2 or 3.List #1 - Sufficient Photo ID including name and address (One Required)
- Valid Arizona driver license
- Valid Arizona non-operating identification card
- Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
- Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification
- Utility bill of the elector that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
- Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
- Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
- Indian census card
- Property tax statement of the elector's residence
- Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification Arizona vehicle insurance card
- Recorder's Certificate
- Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
- Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material”
- Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register
- U.S. Passport without address and one valid item from List 2
- U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2
Arizona Revised Statutes: Title 16, Article 4 – A.R.S. §§ 16-241 through 16-250