Certain voter laws change Monday PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 June 2014 10:27

• Special to the Leader & Times

 

What can voters do under the new party affiliation law for the 2014 primary?

The current laws are still in effect until Monday.

“Any registered voter can change party affiliation by filling out a new registration application with the County Election Office or Secretary of State’s office,” said Seward County Clerk Stacia Long.

Any application postmarked June 30th will be accepted.

Electronic submissions of voter registrations by fax, email, or on-line, will be accepted if submitted before midnight Monday.

From July 1-Aug. 31:

• A Democratic affiliated voter

1. may not change party affiliation;

2. may not disaffiliate from party affiliation; and

3. may request and vote a Democratic ballot.

• Republican affiliated voter

1. may not change party affiliation;

2. may not disaffiliate from party affiliation; and

3. may request and vote a Republican ballot.

• An unaffiliated voter

1. may affiliate with a party after July 1;

2. may affiliate with the Democratic or Republican party on Election Day or when advance voting and receive a ballot for that party; and

3. may not change back to unaffiliated until Sept. 1.

• A Libertarian affiliated voter

1. may not change party affiliation;

2. may not disaffiliate from party affiliation; and

3. may not request and vote a Democratic or Republican ballot.

• A brand new registrant, not transferring from another county

1. may declare a party affiliation by the deadline for new registrations July 15.

• A currently registered voter who needs to change something besides party affiliation

1. may still change all other information, name, address, phone, gender, etc., by July 15.

• Sept. 1, 2014-June 1, 2016

All registered voters may again change party affiliation with no restrictions..

 
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