In this week’s edition of What The Community Has To Say, Wayne Parke talks about the upcoming Primary Election in May. This segment aired on Wednesday, February 21st.
In about 2 ½ months – on May 8th – the very important Primary Election will be held. Primary elections are the means by which the voters will determine their Party’s candidates to be on the ballot for the November 6 General Election to face off against the other Party’s candidates.
In a Primary Election, a Voter must select either a Democrat or a Republican Party Ballot. A voter can choose either ballot regardless what Party they voted for in the past. A properly registered voter can vote in the May 8 Primary, even if they have never voted before.
If the voter ask for a Republican Ballot, there are eight competitive races where there is more than one candidate running for the same position. The Primary Voters will decide which one will be on the ballot in November for each position.
Who is elected to fill a political office can have a huge impact on your life, your family’s, and the people who live in Vanderburgh County.
These are some of the Republican completive races:
– US Senate—3 candidates—Braun, Messer and Rokita
– US Representive District 8—3 candidates—Bucshon, Covington and Moss
– State Rep District 64—3 candidates—Beckerman, Hosteller and Ungethiem
– County Commissioner—3 Candidates—Duckworth, Hammer and Stevens
– County Council District 1—2 candidates—Christmas and Raben
What candidate wins an election “MATTERS”. Please learn which candidates you think will best represent the people and be sure you vote on May 8.
I am Wayne Parke, Vanderburgh Republican Party Chairman and that is what I have to say.