PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Is it Bernie Sanders? What about Mayor Pete, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren or Michael Bloomberg? There are still a lot of undecided Democratic voters in Arizona.

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"I am probably going to wait a bit longer," said ASU student Alyssa Hollis. "I want to listen to all the perspectives and all the points that they make, and then I'll make my decision later."

Arizona's Presidential preference election is still a few weeks away and that could have an impact on the number of early ballots coming in. Political consultant Jaime Molera said that with so many candidates still in the race and a presidential debate coming to Phoenix March 15, a lot of Arizona voters aren't quite ready to pick who they want to win.

"I think a lot of it has to do with the fact they just don't know the candidates," said Molera. "They hear a little bit about Klobuchar or Buttigieg, they don't really know who they are, but when they start coming to Arizona they'll get a lot more media attention, a lot more air time and I think that tends to influence how people want to vote."

So far, more than 250,000 early ballots have come in statewide after being sent out last week. A number election officials expect to go up dramatically as it gets closer to Arizona's Presidential Preference election March 17.

Emily Kirkland is executive director for Progress Now Arizona, a grass-roots group devoted to getting more Arizonans registered to vote. She said that they normally push people to send in their early ballots right away, but not this year.

"The reality is that the list of candidates could change between now and March 17th," said Kirkland. "My advice to folks is to keep paying attention - keep thinking about what you want to see - but don't turn in your ballot just yet, because things could look pretty different by the time we get to March 17."

Jason Barry is best known for his Dirty Dining Report which airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on CBS 5.  He is also the storyteller behind CBS 5's Pay It Forward which airs every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
 
 

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