Dems Consider Caucus After GOP Decides on Primary

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The debate over local elections continues. Now, the local Democratic Party is asking their membership to vote in favor of holding a caucus for the 2014 elections instead of a primary. You may recall just last week, the G-O-P decided it would hold primaries for all local races, including County Commission. This despite a 12-to-8 commission vote asking Republicans not to hold primaries for commission seats. Commissioner Jeff Jordan believes it could leave some people out who may want to run...

Commissioner Robert Stevens says despite the commission vote, the G-O-P has already made up their mind...

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Democratic party leaders will now meet next month to vote on whether or not they will hold a caucus. A decision has to be made before late November and the county election commission informed of that decision.

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In a caucus, the party holds a meeting and decides the candidates while in a primary, the voters decide at the ballot box. Primary elections will take place May 6th next year with the general election on August 7th.

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