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    5 6.76%
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    13 17.57%
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    1 1.35%
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    0 0%
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    I have never "registered," for any party in my life. I don't even know how one would go about doing that. I vote for who I want to vote for.

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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I have never "registered," for any party in my life. I don't even know how one would go about doing that. I vote for who I want to vote for.
    I vote for who I want to vote for too, but there are certain benefits that come with registering to a party. I agree with 95% of all candidates put up by the Libertarian Party, so I give my support to the party as a whole so they can continue doing the great job they've been doing. On the very rare occasion they put someone bad up, I just vote for someone else. If the Libertarian Party takes a sharp turn downward, I will consider re-registering as a different party or going independent. But until then I have no shame in remaining registered to the LP.

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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    When we moved to the Kansas side of the metro I registered as a Republican to vote in the primaries. For all intents and purposes Kansas had three political parties: Conservative Republicans, Moderate Republicans, Democrats. I registered Republican so I could vote in the Republican Primaries for the Moderate Republican candidates. For a long time the moderate Republicans held power, but since Brownback was elected a lot of them were swept out and we have a bunch of nut-jobs in their place. Welcome to Brownbackistan.
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    Birthday party.

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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I have never "registered," for any party in my life. I don't even know how one would go about doing that. I vote for who I want to vote for.
    When you registered to vote you chose a party. You may have forgotten that part. If you left it blank, you're generally, dependng upon the state, listed as non-affiliated.

    So, you're never received a primary ballot? If you have, the party whose ballot you receive is the party you registered for.

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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    I won't vote in primaries. Rush tried his Operation: Chaos crap by telling conservatives to register as Democrats and vote Obama, since Hillary was a more viable opponent.

    Cute little screw job...

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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    When you registered to vote you chose a party. You may have forgotten that part. If you left it blank, you're generally, dependng upon the state, listed as non-affiliated.

    So, you're never received a primary ballot? If you have, the party whose ballot you receive is the party you registered for.
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think that only applies to states with closed primaries. In states with open primaries you don't have to declare any affiliation.
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Believe it or not I'm registered Republican. When I turned 18 I voted Republican and haven't changed my party affiliation.
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I think that only applies to states with closed primaries. In states with open primaries you don't have to declare any affiliation.
    You are considered non-affiliated and have to subsequently declare which party you wish to primary with. At least it's that way in California. Non-affilated may request ONE party's primary ballot.

    However, Virginia is an odd duck.

    An open primary is a primary election that does not require voters to be affiliated with a political party in order to vote for partisan candidates. In a traditional open primary, voters may select one party's ballot and vote for that party's nomination. As in a closed primary, the highest voted candidate in each party then proceeds to the runoff election. In a nonpartisan blanket primary, all candidates appear on the same ballot and the two highest voted candidates proceed to the runoff, regardless of party affiliation.
    The open primary could be seen as good for voter participation. First, the open primary allows nonpartisan or independent voters to participate in the nominating process.[3] If these voters are allowed to help select the nominees then they may be more likely to vote in the general election, since one of the candidates could be someone the non-partisan voter voted for. Also, a moderate member of one party may agree more with a candidate for the nomination of another party. This voter will have more of an incentive to participate in the general election if there is a nominee whom he or she agrees with.[3]

    The open primary could also be viewed as bad for voter participation. Statistics show that voter participation in the United States was higher when people could only vote in the primary for their own party. In Hawaii, primary voter turnout fell from 74.6% in 1978 to 42.2% in 2006 after changing to open primaries.[4] The closed primary system had more of an incentive for people to join one of the major parties. This led to people being more involved in the voting process. With the open primary, some argue, more voters become independent and are less likely to participate in the nominating or election processes


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_pr..._United_States
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    Re: What Party Are You Registered To?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You are considered non-affiliated and have to subsequently declare which party you wish to primary with.
    I just did some searching and not all states require or record party affiliation. For example, Minnesota doesn't:

    Q: How do I declare or change my party affiliation?
    A: Minnesota does not record voters' party affiliations.
    Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State : Registering to Vote
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