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Straight Party Voting

“Straight party” voting is available to all voters during general elections. “Straight party” voting allows voters to mark a single box, designating their votes to candidates of a single political party in all partisan elections. In other words, by checking the “straight party” option for “Party A,” the voting device will record a vote for all “Party A” candidates on the ballot. (You do not have to be a registered voter of a political party to utilize that party’s “straight party” option.)

You can override the “straight party” option for a single race. For instance, if you choose the “straight party” option for “Party A,” but then select a candidate from “Party B” for a single race, the vote for the “Party B” candidate will override the “straight party” option for that race.

IMPORTANT: The “straight party” option can only be applied to races where a candidate from that political party appears on the ballot. In other words, if you select the “Party C” option, but there are only two candidates for a particular race –  “Party A” candidate and “Party B” candidate – the voting device will leave that race blank. You can override the blank vote for that race, by selecting a candidate of your choice. Your decision for that race will not affect your “straight party” option for other races.

The “straight party” option is not available for nonpartisan races, such as judicial elections.

Propositions or questions on the ballot must be individually marked.

It is strongly recommended that you review your ballot before inserting it into the voting device to ensure that you have cast a vote for all candidates and/or issues of your choice.

“Straight party” options are available for all Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian races. Since Independents are not part of a recognized political party, there is not a “straight party” option for Independents.

Last Modified on May 21, 2024
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