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Here's how Democratic presidential hopefuls will appear on Arizona's 2020 primary ballot

Arizona Republic logo Arizona Republic 12/11/2019 Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Arizona Republic

The lineup of Arizona's 2020 Democratic presidential preference election was set Wednesday with a random drawing by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who drew 18 names from a wooden bowl to determine the order they will appear on the ballot.

State law requires that the order of the names of certified candidates on the ballot be determined by lots drawn at a public meeting. Past secretaries of states have used lottery machines and other methods to set the order. 

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota will appear at the top of the March 17 ballot. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is in the No. 2 position.

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Leading candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts respectively will appear last and second-to-last on the ballot. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is in the 12th slot; Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, is in the sixth spot.  

a close up of text on a white background: A voter fills out a ballot. © Patrick Breen/The Republic A voter fills out a ballot.

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Representatives for some of the presidential candidates showed up to witness the random drawing and whooped and clapped in support of their candidates. 

The Arizona Republican Party previously decided to scrap its presidential preference election, or primary, as part of an effort to avoid headaches for President Donald Trump at the GOP national convention. 

Only registered Democrats are allowed to vote in the presidential preference election. The registration deadline is Feb. 18, 2020. 


Here is the lineup of candidates as they will appear on the ballot: 

  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii.
  • Businessman Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente of San Diego.
  • Former San Antonio Mayor and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro of Texas.
  • Former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland.
  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana.
  • Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York.
  • Author Marianne Williamson of California.
  • Entrepreneur Andrew Yang of New York.
  • Billionaire and environmental activist Tom Steyer of California.
  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
  • Michael Ellinger of California.
  • Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado
  • Henry Hewes, a developer and activist from New York.
  • Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden of Delaware.

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