Decline To States Voting In Party Primary

Dear All;

The issue of Decline to States voting in the party primaries came up at the LPSF
business meeting. DEC's can vote in the party primary if a recognized political
party states in an official letter to the Secretary of State they will allow
modified closed primary voting. For the June primary both the Republican and
Democrat so signified. When this happens a DEC then may go to the local director
of elections and request a party primary ballot. In other words, there are a few
hoops to jump through for a DEC to vote in a party primary.

Prop. 14 has changed that impact by going to the top two open primary. What the
ultimate impact will be of Prop. 14 remains to be seen as there are some current
legal challenges to aspects of Prop. 14.

Ron Getty