What is the purpose of primary elections in the electoral process?

Answer Over the years, the U.S. political system evolved into one dominated by two political parties: the Democratic and Republican parties. Each party holds primary elections to select its nominees for l... Read More »

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Who pays for primary elections?

Who actually pays varies slightly by jurisdiction, but in general, the voters in a jurisdiction pays for primaries. This is done through an election budget provided for by the law-making body (such... Read More »

Why are primary elections important?

In the U.S. political system, primaries are elections run by the states allowing parties to choose their nominees for various elective offices. This is important because these nominees then represe... Read More »

How often are primary elections held?

Primaries are held every two years for U.S. House offices, once every six years for Senate offices and once every four years for the presidential election. They also can be held for mayoral, gubern... Read More »

When are the Montana primary elections?

Montana primary elections will be held on June 8th, 2010. Montanans will vote for one representative in the United States House of Representatives, selecting candidates for the 2011 State Legislati... Read More »