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Forum Post: Change your party to Republican to Vote in the Primaries - change before its too late!

Posted 12 years ago on Jan. 2, 2012, 3:09 p.m. EST by rin1 (123)
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Doesn't matter what your views or even party is - just know that to vote in the Republican Primaries you have to change your party to Republican.

Also for a lot of states they have a deadline to change parties or you won't be able to vote in the primaries! Do it soon - the deadline is coming up!

The Republican Primaries is where you vote for your Republican candidate to run against the Democrats.

Yes, I know its unnecessarily complicated so that its difficult for people to vote.

Good luck!



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[-] 2 points by philosophersstoned (233) from Gypsum, CO 12 years ago

There is no reason to support either of the corporate-owned establishment parties in 2012. Neither will be supported by more than a third of eligible voters. If the 40+% of eligible voters that don't vote (probably because they know the two-party system is corrupt) come out in support of a third party candidate, not only will it send a message, but their candidate would have a real chance of winning.

[-] 3 points by Lavant (96) 12 years ago

I agree, that is one reason i support the third party candidate Rocky Anderson.


[-] 2 points by maplehead74 (60) from Brooksville, FL 12 years ago

I switched . Party is pretty meaningless to me as I already have to register with a party I don't 100% agree with if I want to vote in the primary here in Fl. But, I love voting and didn't want to miss my chance to have a say.

[-] 2 points by rin1 (123) 12 years ago

same - i was a registered independent, but i heard you have to switch to vote in the primaries and you have to switch months ahead so i did

i don't believe in parties - as most on OWS, but you're right, why give up a perfectly good chance?

[-] 1 points by aahpat (1407) 12 years ago

Screw the Repugnentcons!

As an Independent i plan to change my registration to Democrat for the primaries so that I can Write-In Elizabeth Warren for president against Barack Obama. Obama is a tool of Wall Street. Just like ALL of the Republicans. Wall Street hates and fears Elizabeth Warren so voting for her sends Wall Street and the two dick head parties a strong anti Wall Street corruption message


[-] 0 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago

This is a bogus strategy, as you must wait one year after switching parties to vote in a primary.

That, and the fact that your vote has nothing to do with determining who is a candidate or who "wins" an election.

[-] 2 points by LetsGetReal (1420) from Grants, NM 12 years ago

That is not true in my State. You can change your party up to 28 days before an election, including primaries. In New Mexico, this means you can change in early May for the June 5 primary. I got this information from the Secretary of State's website:


I don't understand what you mean when you say that our votes have nothing to do with you is a candidate or who wins. A candidate who does not win the primary is unlikely to even run, and the party's candidate is determined by the votes in the primaries.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago

You can change party any time. That doesn't mean you can vote in the primaries. In my state have to wait 1 year.

85% of the time (5 out of 6), the candidate who "wins" is the one with the biggest bankroll. In presidential elections, you can't even get into the race if you are not supported by the corporate-financial complex.

Orwell Rolls in his Grave


[-] 1 points by maplehead74 (60) from Brooksville, FL 12 years ago

That maybe true of your state , but not in most. Your state elections office should have date posted as to the deadline switching.

And, though I do believe we have had elections stolen in the past. I still believe it is our civic responsibility to vote and do as often as possible. And, I love it. I love the little old ladies that check me in , the energy, the smell of old stale coffee, and the I VOTED sticker. LOL I will probably be a poll worker when I am retired and sick of fishing.