By The Associated Press

Secretary of State Ken Bennett plans to hold 25 town halls around Arizona during October for voters to learn about initiatives and referendums appearing on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

The town halls begin Oct. 2 in Kingman and wrap up Oct. 30 in Wickenburg. Other locations include Lake Havasu City, Yuma, Prescott, Florence, Flagstaff, Tucson and Sun City West.

Bennett's office says the town halls are intended to provide voters a chance to ask questions of supporters and opponents of the ballot measures.

The November ballot will include nine propositions, eight of them proposed amendments to the Arizona Constitution.

Proposed amendments include are Proposition 121, which would change the state's election system to eliminate political party primaries, Proposition 115, changing the way judges are selected in Maricopa and Pima counties and several tax and state finance measures.

One measure, Proposition 204, would make permanent the one-cent education sales tax.