Bill Text: AZ HCR2014 | 2018 | Fifty-third Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced

Bill Title: Closed primary elections

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2018-01-24 - House read second time [HCR2014 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2018-HCR2014-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: closed primary elections




State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-third Legislature

Second Regular Session




HCR 2014


Introduced by

Representatives Thorpe: Barton, John, Lawrence, Nutt, Payne





Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending article VII, section 10, Constitution of Arizona; relating to political party primary elections.







Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:

1.  Article VII, section 10, Constitution of Arizona, is proposed to be amended as follows if approved by the voters and on proclamation of the Governor:

START_STATUTE10.  Direct primary election law

Section 10.  The Legislature shall enact a direct primary election law, which shall provide for the nomination of candidates for all elective State, county and city offices, including candidates for United States Senator and for Representative in Congress.  For any political party that is qualified for representation on the ballot, only persons who are members of that political party may vote in that political party's primary election.  Any person who is registered as no party preference or independent as the party preference or who is registered with a political party that is not qualified for representation on the ballot may not vote in the primary election of any one of the political parties that is qualified for the ballot.  END_STATUTE

2.  The Secretary of State shall submit this proposition to the voters at the next general election as provided by article XXI, Constitution of Arizona.