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Category: Primary Elections
 
OVF has designed a new module called the OVF State-specific Voter Information Directory (SVID). The SVID assembles the calendars for all upcoming 2016 elections and associated registration deadlines in an easy to read charts - across all 50 states and 5...
 
Yes. All voters eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act can vote in federal primaries. You have the right to vote in any primary, general, special, and runoff election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting, nomi...
 
Not all states hold presidential primaries. Some hold caucuses. Presidential primaries and caucuses differ from state to state. Please consult the State Voter Information Directory on this website to see if your state is holding a primary election for f...
 
Primaries work in different ways and are classified by category. State Primary Categories Open: Voters may vote in primaries of a party of their choice, the choice to be made at the voting booth. In other words, you can choose which party's primary to...
 
Yes, most states request that you indicate your party affiliation in order to vote in primary elections. There are some exceptions. When you register to vote using our online voter services, you will be automatically informed of your state requirements. ...
 
In many states Greens, Libertarians, and other third parties conduct primaries to nominate their candidates. Some states' party primaries allow participation from registered Independents, or members of other parties. If you are a registered Independent ...
 
In a primary, voters narrow the field of candidates. For races where candidates are affiliated with a political party, primaries are contests between candidates within the same political party to choose the candidate whose name will appear on the ballot i...
 
A primary election is conducted so that voters can select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). Prior to general elections, they allow for each political party to decide its nominee for the upcoming general election. Even numbered y...
 
A state presidential caucus is where party members attend a meeting to nominate a candidate. Any or all candidates can run in a caucus state, such as Iowa, and the winner is assigned all the delegates to the convention. A caucus traditionally requires phy...
 
Nonpartisan candidate information can be obtained through our website. Just click into the Candidate Finder, enter your US voting address and the information will be presented to you. The data source for our Candidate Finder is the nonpartisan organizatio...
 
The State Voter Information Directory on this website presents dates and deadlines for all upcoming elections in easy-to-read charts. Please access the directory by clicking the option on the left side-bar menu for State Voter Information Directory.
 
Look up your state or territory in the OVF State-specific Voter Information Directory and find your state's easy-to-read chart of all upcoming 2016 elections.
 
Voter registration dates and deadlines are listed in the State Voter Information Directory on this website. Easy to read charts present each federal election date and associated deadlines for voter registration, ballot request and ballot return.
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