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Re: “Triple Play

Rick and Juan:
The law is that if you are a registered independent, you have the right to participate in any party's primary simply by requesting the ballot of that party. The city of Tucson's primary-election pamphlet (which came in the mail the other day) says:

"If you are registered as Independent, as No Party Preference, or as a member of a political party other than Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, or Green Party, you may vote in the Primary election [by requesting the ballot for that party]. . . . By voting for one of these parties, it WILL NOT change your political party status. . . . You may only vote in ONE party's Primary Election."

I'm amazed that people don't know this, but I hope this helps other independents.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 08/11/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Triple Play

Thanks Juan! Thought that was the case, won't be able to vote for any of these worthy candidates in my own ward.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 08/10/2017 at 5:09 PM

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Rick, as a long time independent, my experience is that you cannot vote in either parties, only in the general election.
BTW, I don't consider "independent" to be a party. I vote for the party of "me". If it is good for me, I vote "yes".

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 08/10/2017 at 4:21 PM

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To clarify: I really don't know if I, an independent, can vote in the Democratic primary. anyone know?

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 08/10/2017 at 3:55 PM

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The zoo tax turned me away from felicia

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Posted by Palisades on 08/10/2017 at 9:52 AM

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"Ward 3's roughly 18,000 Democrats and 12,000 independent voters will choose between three Democrats in the Aug. 29 primary..."

I thought independents could not vote in the Democratic primary. This is either good news or a mistake on my part or Mr. Nintzel's. I hope Jim is right.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 08/10/2017 at 8:10 AM

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"She also copped to voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein in last year's presidential election, saying she believed Hillary Clinton would win anyway and so she could safely cast a vote"
She thought Hillary would win Arizona? She either doesn't understand the electoral system or doesn't understand politics.

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Posted by bslap on 08/10/2017 at 5:59 AM

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