A primary is a big deal because it allows all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, to have a voice in choosing candidates for the November election.

If both Republicans and Democrats have a primary, the voter must ask for a ballot from one party. In a district that is heavily one party, the primary often is the real election.

Research candidates by checking their websites and learn facts about their positions on issues, actual record of service and personal characteristics. Integrity and ability to work with others for the good of their constituents are unlikely to be found in attack ads and glossy fliers. Mark June 11 on your calendar and plan to vote in this primary at your regular voting precinct. The primary truly is a big deal!

Bea Morris


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