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  Primary election - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Primaries are common in the United States, but are generally rare elsewhere in the world.
Primary challenges generate an excitement in primary elections that is typically absent.
When a qualifying primary is applied to a partisan election, it becomes what is generally known as a Louisiana primary: typically, if no candidate wins a majority in the primary, the two candidates receiving the highest pluralities, regardless of party affiliation, go on to a general election that is in effect a run-off.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Primary_election   (1205 words)

 Primary election - Electowiki
A primary election is one in which a political party selects a candidate for a later election by all registered voters in that jurisdiction (nominating primary).
This "blanket primary" was struck down by the United States Supreme Court as violating the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of assembly.
In elections using voting systems where strategic nomination is a concern, primaries can be very important in preventing "clone" candidates that split their constituency's vote because of their similarities.
wiki.electorama.com /wiki/Primary_election   (542 words)

 2006 Primary Election Calendar
Last day a voter who has moved to a different election precinct within the county may submit a change of address to be eligible to vote (in the general primary) in the precinct of his or her new residence.
If county election precincts are consolidated, county chair must post at the polling place used in the preceding general election for state and county officers a notice of consolidation and location of the polling place.
Deadline for county chair to deliver to the county clerk or elections administrator the certification of nominees elected in the runoff primary election for county and precinct offices for placement on the general election ballot.
www.sos.state.tx.us /elections/laws/2006primarycal.shtml   (5648 words)

 Propositions 60 and 62: Primary Elections
The next big change in primary election law occurred in 1996 with the passage of Proposition 198 in the March primary.
The blanket primary system was in effect for the primary elections of June 1998 and March 2000.
In legal and political science circles "open primary" is generally understood to refer to a system in which which each party has a separate ballot and the voter chooses among the ballots on election day.
www.igs.berkeley.edu /library/htPrimaryElections.html   (1882 words)

 Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections
The Board of Elections manages all voter registrations and conducts all elections held in Athens-Clarke County (including the city of Winterville) using as guidelines the Georgia Elections Code and the U.S. Justice Department Regulations.
In carrying out its duties, the Board of Elections strives to be of service to every citizen by being fair, nondiscriminatory, and informed on all election laws and legislative changes that will affect their duties and responsibilities to the public.
The office educates the public on all election dates and laws and is responsible for the certification of election results.
www.athensclarkecounty.com /elections   (446 words)

 Ben's Guide (9-12): The Election Process -- Election of the President & Vice President -- Primary Election
This primary nomination process is a contest that often produces factions within political parties.
The nominating process officially begins with the first state primaries and caucuses, which usually occur in the month of February of the election year.
The spring of an election year is characterized by vigorous campaigning for primaries and caucuses all over the nation.
bensguide.gpo.gov /9-12/election/primary.html   (457 words)

 California primary election. LWVC: Voter Information: Elections
At a primary election the political parties choose the candidates they will run in the November general election.
Then the law was changed and at the 2000 Primary election all the candidates from all parties were on one ballot and a voter could choose a candidate from any party.
Persons who are currently registered in a political party can vote for candidates of another political party if they reregister in the other party by the deadline which is 15 days before election day.
ca.lwv.org /lwvc/edfund/elections/e3primary.html   (390 words)

 Voter Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
You may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered by the close of registration prior to an election if you wish to vote on election day, i.e., the application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline.
After the close of qualifying for each election, you may reference the official candidate qualifying database to see who is running for each elected office.
on the day of an election, voters who are 75 years of age or older or who are physically disabled may, upon request to a poll officer, vote immediately without waiting in line.
www.sos.state.ga.us /elections/elections/voter_information/default.htm   (2290 words)

 For this election, it's Don't Know vs. Don't Care
Last election season, Lisa Best and her friends discussed national politics and encouraged each other to vote in the presidential election.
King County Elections estimates that 35 percent of registered voters in Seattle and 30 percent of those in the county will vote in the primary, which includes runoffs for county executive, Seattle mayor and School Board.
A few days before the election, the computer programmer still had to research some races, but she said she was most interested in individuals who supported transportation and -- in light of Hurricane Katrina -- an emergency plan for the city.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/241213_electionpeople19.html   (744 words)

 LJWorld.com : Election 2003
In this year's school board election, the line is sharply drawn: incumbents and bond issue supporters on one side, newcomers striving to maintain neighborhood schools on the other.
Betty Morris had just cast her primary election ballot last Tuesday at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship when she was asked what the biggest issue would be in the Lawrence City Commission race.
All three incumbent board members survived the primary election despite a strong showing by candidates opposed to the board's plan to seek a $59 million bond and close elementary schools.
www.ljworld.com /section/election03   (6552 words)

First public notice of primary and polling place locations to be published no later than this date in newspaper of general circulation in county.
Deadline for county election commissions to certify results and issue statements of returns to be transmitted to the State Election Commission.
County election commission, serving as the county board of canvassers, meets to canvass and certify election results.
www.state.sc.us /scsec/candidates/2006GeneralElectionCalendar.htm   (1008 words)

 Primary Election, September 15, 1998
Primary Election: On September 15, 1998, the Democratic, Republican, DC Statehood, and Umoja parties had primary elections to nominate candidates for the November 3, 1998 general election.
The following offices were on the primary ballots: Delegate to the House of Representatives, Mayor, Council Chairman, At-Large Member of the Council, US Representative (the "Shadow Congressman"), and Ward Councilmembers for Wards 1, 3, 5, and 6.
The following candidates picked up petitions to run in their parties’ primaries to be candidates in the general election.
www.dcwatch.com /archives/election98/98-09-15.htm   (289 words)

 Run-off primary election - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Run-off primary election is an election in which all candidates for the office appear on one ballot and if any candidate receives a majority of the votes, he/she is elected to that office.
This style of elections is used in the U.S. State of Louisiana.
Louisiana adopted the system for Congressional elections in 1978, holding the primary in October and the run-off in November.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Run-off_primary_election   (353 words)

 May 2004 Primary Election
This measure provides that if a candidate for an office receives a majority of votes cast at the Primary Election, he or she will be elected without having to appear again on the General Election ballot.
This measure adopts a streamlined election process similar to that provided for in the state statutes for non-partisan elections.
In 30 out of 40 elections for City officials since 1980, one candidate as received a majority of the votes cast at the Primary Election and appeared as the sole nominee at the General Election.
www.co.multnomah.or.us /dbcs/elections/2004-05/26-53.shtml   (478 words)

 Scholastic News:
Most states hold a presidential primary (or a caucus, which is similar to a primary) in the late winter and spring.
Once the primary ballots are counted, each state party picks out a delegation, or a group of people, to represent the state's preferences.
In an open primary, voters cast their ballot in one primary of their choosing.
teacher.scholastic.com /scholasticnews/indepth/kids_primaries/nomination/index.asp?article=what   (609 words)

 Primary Election 2004, Office of Elections, State of Hawaii
Primary Election 2004 - State of Hawaii - Statewide - Winners (pdf)
Primary Election 2004 - State of Hawaii - Statewide ASCII file
Constitutional Amendment Question 1, "shall the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to provide that the legislature may define what behavior constitutes a continuing course of conduct in sexual assault crimes?" remains UNCERTIFIED due to pending court case Patrick Y. Toamae, el al.
www.hawaii.gov /elections/results/2004/primary   (146 words)

 SOS, Missouri - Elections: 2006 State Primary Election Information
Missouri’s state primary election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August of even numbered years.
Since Missouri has open primaries, every eligible registered voter may select the party ballot of their choice.
The filing period for the August 8, 2006 state primary election is from February 28 to March 28, 2006.
www.sos.mo.gov /elections/2006primary/default.asp   (111 words)

 California Voter Foundation - California Online Voter Guide
If you designated a political party when registering to vote, you can only vote during this primary election for candidates of the political party to which you belong.
If you are not affiliated with a political party, you may still be able to vote for partisan candidates in the primary election because three of California's seven qualified political parties -- the American Independent, Democratic, and Republican parties -- will allow unaffiliated voters to help choose their party's candidates.
Voters who are not affiliated with a political party but wish to participate in the American Independent, Democratic or Republican party primaries must request a partisan ballot either at the polls or on their absentee ballot request forms.
www.calvoter.org /voter/elections/2006/primary/index.html   (641 words)

 Congress for Kids
They do this by voting in primary elections that are held in many states.
The primary election season usually begins in February.
The first primary election takes place in New Hampshire and ends early in June.
www.congressforkids.net /Elections_primaryelection.htm   (157 words)

 Florida Department of State - Division of Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Election Night Reporting for the 2006 Election Cycle - Changes in Department of State Website.
Our goal is to provide statewide coordination and direction for the interpretation and enforcement of election laws.
In addition to the county supervisor of elections office, Floridians may register to vote at various state agencies which provide services to the public including driver's license offices, public assistance offices, offices that serve persons with disabilities, public libraries, centers for independent living and armed forces recruitment centers.
election.dos.state.fl.us   (463 words)

 About the Elections Division
The Secretary of State is the chief election officer for the State of Texas.
This includes hosting seminars and elections schools, providing calendars, ballot certification, primary election funding, and legal interpretations of election laws to election officials.
The Elections Division administers and maintains the Texas Voter Registration System, which is an online voter registration application designed for county officials to maintain accurate and efficient voter registration rolls.
www.sos.state.tx.us /elections/index.shtml   (374 words)

 County Recapitulation Sheets – 2003 Primary Election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Below are images of results of the Mississippi 2003 Primary Election.
Included are: results by race, including all applicable county results; and Primary Election Recapitulation sheets by county, as submitted.
Recapitulation sheets are the tools used by counties to submit precinct level election results and county totals.
www.sos.state.ms.us /elections/2003PrimaryReCap/2003RecapSheets.asp   (155 words)

 Alaska's 2002 Primary Election
On September 1, 2001, the new primary law required Alaska's recognized political parties to submit a list approved by the U.S. Justice Department of those registered voters who may vote that party's ballot.
Jones held that a state may not require a political party to allow non-party members to select party candidates in a primary election over the objection of the party.
To comply with the Jones case ruling, the legislature passed the new primary election law.
www.gov.state.ak.us /ltgov/elections/primprty.htm   (411 words)

 WVSOS - Elections - Historical Election Results
For election results for 2006 elections, go to Election Returns Search.
The election results linked here provide county-by-county vote totals for all candidates for federal, statewide, legislative, judicial and other multi-county offices, and delegates to national party conventions.
Download a printable list of candidates nominated in May 14,2002 Primary Election.
www.wvsos.com /elections/history/results/electionresults.htm   (108 words)

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The Secretary of State's Office does not have preliminary election results.
The Secretary of State will certify the official election results and post them on the "Elections Center" website on December 1.
If you are a registered voter of Louisiana who has been displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina or Rita, you are still eligible to vote...
www.elections.colorado.gov   (102 words)

 Primary Election Roundup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Since voters determined which Democrats and Republicans would run for a range of local, state and national offices this week in the May 2 primary, campus political groups are looking forward to the fall general election.
College fifth-year and Vice President of the OC Republicans Barry Garrett ran unopposed in the primary for the Republican State Representative candidacy for District 56.
Sohne predicted that two issues not on the primary ballot would be important in the November elections.
www.oberlin.edu /stupub/ocreview/2006/05/05/news/article9.html   (931 words)

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