Pima County Independent voters have already requested 17,867 ballots for the upcoming Primary Election on August 26, 2014. F. Ann Rodriguez, Pima County Recorder states, “This number is less than 9% of the 156,144 voters who are registered with no party affiliation and are eligible to vote in this Primary Election. We want to be sure that those voters know that they can request a political party ballot from our office.”
She would like to remind Pima County voters who are not registered as one of the major political parties (otherwise known as Independent voters or Party Not Designated voters) that they can choose ONE political party ballot to vote for the Primary election. They can choose to vote either a Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Americans Elect or Green party ballot. Independent voters in the Town of Oro Valley can choose to vote a ballot with just the Town candidates on it.
Selecting a political party ballot will NOT change your Voter Registration to the political party ballot you requested. You will remain a Party Not Designated (PND) or Independent registered voter.
Independent voters now make up almost one third of the registered voters in Pima County. “Independent voters are missing out on this opportunity and could have a very large influence in some contested primary races”, states Ms. Rodriguez.