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Why Unaffiliated Voters Had Two Ballots

 

I recently received the following text message from a constituent. "I will not return my ballot because my ballot will not count. I am non-affiliated. Therefore, I get two ballots. But I can't select from both ballots. Make sense to you? Me either, when the parties get off their cuffs and make it one ballot for all.... then I will turn in a ballot."

In a one ballot primary the names of all the candidates for all the parties are on one ballot. It's called a Blanket Primary and voters may pick one candidate for each office without regard to party lines; for instance, a voter might select a...



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