Your guide to the 2024 Presidential Preference Election in Arizona

2024 Presidential Preference Election in Arizona

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 08: Voters arrive to cast their ballots at the Phoenix Art Museum on November 08, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. After months of candidates campaigning, Americans are voting in the midterm elections to decide close races across the nation. (Getty Images Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

By Jessica Swarner

March 6, 2024

Some candidates who appear on the ballot have already dropped out of the race. 


On March 19, Arizonans will choose who they want to represent the Democratic and Republican parties in the 2024 US presidential election. 

This Presidential Preference Election (PPE) is a closed election, meaning only voters registered with a state-recognized party can vote for their candidates. This year, only the Democratic and Republican parties are participating.  

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This election is separate from Arizona’s Primary Election, which occurs in July and allows unaffiliated voters to participate. 

Here are some important dates for voting in the Presidential Preference Election:

  • March 8 – last day to request a ballot by mail
  • March 12 – last day to mail in an early ballot
  • March 15 – last day to vote early in person
  • March 19 – election day


How to Vote

The deadline to register to vote in this election was Feb. 20. 

Elections officials mailed out ballots on Feb. 21 to Democrats and Republicans who are on the Active Early Voting List (or who requested one). March 8 is the last day to request an early ballot by mail

Those voting by early ballot can mail it in by March 12. Voters can also drop it off at a ballot drop box or voting location, as long as it is received by 7 p.m. on election day. 

Voters can also cast their ballots early in person through March 15. Find early voting locations here

On election day, March 19, voting locations will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find voting locations here

To vote in person, voters must bring sufficient ID, which is listed here


Who’s Running?

The frontrunners for the Presidential Preference Election are Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump. 

However, these other names will be on the ballot, including some candidates who have already dropped out of the race:


  • Gabriel Cornejo
  • Frankie Lozada
  • Stephen Lyons
  • Jason Michael Palmer
  • Dean Phillips
  • Marianne Williamson


  • Ryan L. Binkley
  • John Anthony Castro
  • Chris Christie (withdrawn)
  • Ron DeSantis (withdrawn)
  • Nikki Haley (withdrawn)
  • Asa Hutchinson (withdrawn)
  • Vivek Ramaswamy (withdrawn)
  • David Stuckenberg


What happens after the election?

The state Democratic and Republican parties will hold conventions to determine their delegates, who will then attend the parties’ national conventions later this year to vote on which candidate will appear on the general election ballot. 

Delegates must vote for the winners of the Arizona Presidential Preference Election, except under certain circumstances


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  • Jessica Swarner

    Jessica Swarner is the community editor for The Copper Courier. She is an ASU alumna and previously worked at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix.



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