Tuesday’s primary election is a busy one for voters, with a six-way Republican contest for governor, a two-way race for the GOP nomination for attorney general and a bevy of other statewide, legislative and local races. But for up to 1,500 Arizona voters, the ballot will look surprisingly short: They will have just one race on which to vote. It marks a new chapter in Arizona elections, in which the state is distinguishing between voters who showed documents proving they are U.S. citizens and those who signed a sworn statement attesting to their citizenship.
Those who provided the documents, such as an Arizona driver’s license, will get the full statewide ballot, from governor to Legislature to town council.
But for those who used the federal voter-registration form, their only vote will be for a congressional candidate — assuming there is a candidate running in their party’s primary. There is not a U.S. Senate or presidential race this year.
The change is expected to affect no more than 1,500 voters, probably far fewer, according to elections officials. But it will come at a sizable cost to some counties, which have to shoulder the price of printing separate ballots for the “federal only” voters.
Full Article: Dual-track election means only one race on ballot for some.