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Ruling OKs ballot spot for primary measure

PHOENIX — An Arizona Supreme ruling Friday means an initiative measure to
transform Arizona’s primary election system can go on the November ballot if
supporters submitted enough petition signatures.

The Supreme Court’s brief order overturns a trial judge’s ruling that the
measure violated a constitutional prohibition against putting more than one
proposed constitutional amendment in a single ballot measure.

The initiative would allow voters to vote for any primary election candidate.
Also, the top two finishers would advance to the general election regardless of
party affiliation.

Currently, voters can voter in only one party’s primary, and each party’s
nominee advances.

Elections officials have not yet finished determining whether initiative
supporters submitted enough petition signatures to qualify the measure for the
ballot.

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