Independent voters told to pick a party in Tucson municipal races
Read it all here.
For independent voters who shun political parties, recent notices from the city clerk telling them they must pick a party by July 16 if they want to vote in the upcoming city primary election have touched off a bit of confusion.
As independent voters like Wayne Guerrini said in response to the notice, he doesn’t belong to a party because he doesn’t like any of them, but now he’s being forced to chose [sic] one.
The confusion, in part, is a byproduct of the city’s first “all-mail” election on Aug. 30.
There is no independent primary. But since 1998, independents have been able to vote in the various party primaries. They just have to pick which one they want to vote in.
[…]• If you choose the Democratic ballot, there will be one choice in the mayor’s race - attorney Jonathan Rothschild.
• If you choose the Republican ballot, there won’t be any names on it, since the two prospective candidates were removed for failing to obtain the sufficient number of signatures.
• Those who choose the Green Party will have an actual choice for mayor between two candidates - Mary DeCamp and David Croteau. It’s a tiny party locally, but it’s the only actual race.
Funny how things work out sometimes.