PHOENIX (AP) _ Initiative petitions filed Thursday would allow Arizonans to vote in November on whether to dramatically change how the state conducts its primary elections.
Under the measure, any voter regardless of partisan affiliation could vote for any primary election candidate for partisan office.
Also, the two candidates receiving the most votes in the primary would advance to the general election, regardless of partisan affiliation.
Currently, a voter registered with a party can only vote for primary election candidates from that party, though independents can pick candidates on one party's ballot. Also, only the top vote-getter from each party now advances to the general election.
Thursday was the deadline for filing initiative petitions, and elections officials also expect a last-minute filing of petitions for a proposal on states' rights.