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Backers of proposed state measure claim enough signatures for ballot

PHOENIX — Supporters of a proposed state constitutional amendment to
change how Arizona conducts its primary elections said they have collected enough
voter signatures to get it on the November ballot.

Supporters of the so-called “open elections-open government act” said they’ve
collected over 280,000 signatures but will keep circulating petitions to
build up a bigger cushion.

They’re required to submit just over 259,000 valid signatures by July 5 to
qualify the measure for the general-election ballot.

If the initiative gets on the ballot and is approved by voters, the two top
primary election vote-getters for an office would advance to the general
election, regardless of political party.

California is implementing a top-two system for the first time in that state’s
Tuesday primary.