What is a Presidential Preference Election?
The Presidential Preference Election is March 17, 2020. We wanted to share some quick need to knows.
In a PPE we are voting to determine, within our congressional districts, how many delegates to the Convention will represent our chosen candidate.
In a PPE there are multiple delegates up for grabs (67 for Arizona) and the winner is decided based on a proportional count of delegates once the PPE is over.
Whoever gets the most votes in our PPE will get the most delegate representation at the Convention, however, the other candidates that get delegates will still be represented but just with a smaller proportion.
Only registered Democrats can take part in the PPE.
Other Facts: The Arizona Democratic Party does not make or send the ballots.
Ballots were printed prior to many of the candidates dropping out.
The PPE candidate filing period was open from November 8 until December 9, 2019, at 5:00 PM MST.
If you cast a ballot for a candidate no longer in the race, delegates may still be awarded to that candidate since Arizona is not a winner-take-all primary state.
Multiple delegates are awarded and the winner is decided based on a proportional count at the conclusion of the PPE.