PHOENIX — It's a common misconception that registered Independents are not permitted to vote in primary election.
The confusion stems from the fact that Arizona holds closed presidential primaries and only voters registered in the recognized parties, Republican, Democrat, Libertarian and Green can vote in those elections.
Primaries at the state-level and local-level, however, operate in a hybrid system, meaning registered voters may only vote in their designated parties and Independent voters may request a party ballot.
Independent voters may request a Republican, Democrat or Green ballot from a poll worker. The Libertarian party has a closed primary.
Remember: Each voter, regardless of party, will need to provide their name, address and a proof of identification.