Party-run Primary: Saturday, March 11, 2000
Regional Meetings: Saturday, April 15, 2000
At-Large Meeting: Saturday, April 29, 2000
|Popular Vote||Delegate Votes|
|Floor Vote||Hard Total|
|Gore, Al||67,582 78%||55. 100%||40. 73%|
|Bradley, Bill||16,383 19%||7. 13%|
|Uncommitted||1,439 2%||8. 15%|
|Harder, Heather Anne||1,358 2%|
|Total||86,907 100%||55. 100%||55. 100%|
|Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary, Polls Close at 7 PM MST (0200 UTC)|
Delegate Selection: Proportional Primary
55 total delegate votes - 31 district / 10 at-large; 6 Pledged PLEOs; 7 Unpledged PLEOs / 1 Unpledged add-on
30 April 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 6, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.
19 March 2000: Unpledged delegate preference update: Gore 5, Bradley 0. Unpledged delegates appear in the "Soft Unpledged" field.
The Popular Vote above is based on complete returns from the 11 March Primary (100% of the Precincts reporting). The vote includes internet, mail in, and precinct paper ballot reporting. "No Preference" is listed at "Uncommitted".
Arizona's 1998 voter-approved open-primary law does not apply to Presidential-preference elections. (Opinion issued by Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano, December 1999.)
Here's how we compute the delegate count:
Saturday 11 March 2000: 47 of the 55 delegates are chosen in today's Arizona Presidential Primary.
(date currently unknown- but presumably after the Arizona Presidential Primary described above): Democratic Party Caucuses meet in each county (or, in the more populated counties, each legislative district). Each Local Caucus chooses delegates to Regional (i.e. multi-county) Meetings based on presidential preference.
Saturday 15 April 2000: Regional Meetings meet. Each Regional Meeting chooses the district delegates to the Democratic National Convention based on presidential preference.
Saturday 29 April 2000: The Arizona State Democratic Convention- consisting of the members of the Arizona State Democratic Committee convenes. The At-Large Meeting chooses the remaining 16 of Arizona's Pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
The remainder of Arizona's National Convention delegates consist of 7 Unpledged PLEOs and 1 Unpledged "add-on"; these 8 delegates will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
The breakdown of unpledged delegates is:
Q: Where can I obtain more information regarding the Arizona State Democratic Presidential Preference Primary?
A: Access the web page for the Democratic Party at http://www.azdem.org or call 602-298-4200 in Phoenix.
Q: How can I cast my vote over the Internet for the Arizona State Democratic Primary?
A: You have two options:
Note: Paper ballots will also be available at every polling place throughout the state on Election Day if you would prefer to cast a paper ballot.
Q: How do I register to vote online?
A: If you are already registered to vote as a Democratic voter you don't need to do anything more. You will receive a mailed PIN shortly after Feb. 23, 2000. To vote online from a remote location, Arizona voters must be registered as Democrats by January 24 in order to meet the party primary participation deadlines. Individuals who wish to vote online, but miss the January 24 primary participation deadline, can do so by registering on March 11 at a polling place, obtaining their PIN number, and voting online at Internet terminals provided at the polling places.
Q: How will I be notified about the process to vote on the Internet?
A: The Arizona State Democratic Party will mail, on or about February 23, 2000, a voter certificate to all "active" registered Democratic voters. This mailing will be addressed to each individual Democratic voter who has not been listed as "inactive" by his/her County Recorder and will contain more information on the voting process.
Q: When will Internet voting be available?
A: Remote Internet voting from any location such as a home, office or library will be allowed from Tuesday, March 7, 12:01 a.m. MT through Friday, March 10, 11:59 p.m. MT. In addition, over 90 polling places located throughout the state will be open from 10:00 am through 7:00 p.m. MT. on Election Day, March 11, 2000.
Q: How does early remote Internet voting work?
A: To vote over the Internet from a remote location, you will need to have online access to a standard Web browser. Netscape 4.2 or Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.0 will be the minimum supported browsers. VeriSign, the leading provider of Internet trust services, will encrypt the session in progress to prevent information from being intercepted and discerned. You can cast your vote by pointing your browser to either http://www.azdem.org or http://www.election.com. Upon entering the site, you will be asked to enter your unique PIN (you received this in a confidential mailing) and two other pieces of personal authentication information to verify your unique identity. This information will be electronically matched against the same information on the voter registration records. If authentication and verification are transmitted successfully, you can cast your vote and receive confirmation on a series of Web screens. This process will consume the voter's PIN code, thereby precluding the casting of multiple votes by a single voter.
Q: How will polling place voting work?
A: Over 90 polling places will be set up for voting throughout the State of Arizona on March 11, 2000 between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. MT. Any voter can vote at any polling site. Options for voting will include Internet voting and paper ballot voting as follows: Polling Place Internet Voting: ? You will proceed directly to the computer voter terminals at each polling place if you already have a PIN (Personal Identification Number) and then go through the same authentication, and vote casting process as utilized for remote Internet voting. If you do not have a PIN and choose to vote online, you will need to first check-in at the administration station at the polling place. The administrator will confirm valid registration or request that you re-register. A qualified voter will be requested to cast a vote online. Polling Place Paper Ballot Voting: ? At your request, a traditional paper ballot will be distributed by an election official. Your name and address will be entered into the computer to indicate that you are voting by paper ballot, thereby preventing you from casting an electronic ballot. All paper ballots will be placed in a ballot box at the polling place and will be hand tabulated in the election evening.
Q: How quickly will results be available?
A: Polling places will close at 7:00 p.m. on March 11, 2000. Shortly after the polls close, a tally will be made of all votes cast electronically. Election workers will tally paper ballots by hand and report the results to the Election.com Data Center in the most expeditious and secure method (Internet, fax, phone) available.
Q: What prevents someone else from voting as me?
A: Upon entering the Internet voting Web site, voters will be asked to enter their unique PIN, and enter other pieces of personal authentication information. This information will be electronically verified. If the voter fails to pass authentication, or the information fails to match the information in records, the voter will be blocked from casting a vote via the Internet.
Q: What happens if my PIN number is rejected even though I didn't vote yet?
A: If for any reason a voter is questionable in the decision of the electing official, the voter will be asked to cast a "ballot to be verified" by: 1) voting by paper ballot; 2) sealing the ballot inside a uniform envelope, 3) sealing the envelope inside a second larger envelope. The voter will be required to sign the exterior of the larger envelope, provide a mailing address, phone number, voter ID number if available. At the close of the polls, ballots to be verified will be checked to determine whether the voter is registered and has already cast a ballot.
Q: How can I vote if I do not have access to a computer during the remote Internet voting period and will not be able to go to a polling place on Election Day?
A: At the time you receive your unique PIN mailer, you will also be provided with an official request for a mail-in ballot. If this request is completed and mailed back to the Arizona Democratic Party (postmarked by 3/1/00), at: P.O. Box 2954 Phoenix, AZ 85062 - 2954 you will be sent a mail-in ballot. You should make your choice, and return this via mail to the Arizona Democratic Party (postmarked by 3/11/00) to have your vote counted.
Q: What governing body could I appeal to?
A: Mark Fleisher, Chairman Arizona Democratic Party 13610 N. Block Canyon Highway Phoenix, Arizona 85029.
Q: Will any information I provide during the online vote be shared?
A: All information given while voting online is kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with any third parties.
Q: How do I know my vote is secret?
A: Once a voter enters their PIN number, the data is stored securely in the Election.com database. The vote is stored in a separate secure database. Election.com cannot trace how votes were placed or who placed each vote.