The Spring Primary Election each party choses their candidate to move onto the General Election in the Fall. In other words, the Republican Primary Election Ballot will only have Republican candidates on it as the Republicans choose the candidate, they wish to nominate for their candidate for the Fall General Election; and the Democrat Primary Election Ballot will only have Democrat candidates on it as the Democrats choose the candidate, they wish to nominate for their candidate for the Fall General Election.
Some people think they should have a voice on the candidates in the Primary Election even if they are not registered with the party. That would be like voters in one state choosing candidates in another state; or one school district choosing the candidates for another school district.
If you have a candidate, you feel strongly for, you may switch your party, by completing a voter registration form and marking the change party box. You may change parties as often as you like.
Research the candidates, vote for the party candidate who most aligns with your values then Get Out The Vote on May 17th.
The General Election will have the nominee, the person who won the each party’s Primary Election, on it and voters at that time can vote for either party.
On May 18th, we roll up our sleeves and work for the candidate the voters chose to represent our Party and take control in 2023!