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!
In Peggy Grande’s book, The President Will See You Now, she writes, “He (Ronald Reagan) would often brag, with pride that out of all the nations in the world, ours was the only constitution that began with the three simple words, “We the People.” “Ours,” he would say, “is the only constitution in which ‘We the People’ tell the government what to do, not the other way around.” This wasn’t just a nicely turned phrase to him; it was a core belief.”
Today is election day, unlike other countries, “we the people” chose our leaders. Get out and vote for the candidate who best represents the values you want to see in office.