Republican vs Democrat
|When you go to vote in the May primary election, you will be asked
if you want to vote in the republican or democrat primary. How you
answer that question will make a big difference on who you can vote for
or if you can vote for anybody at all.
On May 6th, Loudon County will hold the republican and democrat primary election. Normally, a primary election would determine which candidates from each party would face in the August county general election. But in this election, there will be only one democrat on the ballot and in only one district. Long time 2nd district commissioner, Earlena Maples, is the sole democrat on the entire ballot.
What this means is, if you vote in the second district and you choose to vote in the democrat primary election, you will only be able to vote for one candidate, Ms. Maples. By the way, Ms. Maples is running unopposed. You will not be able to vote for any other candidate for any other office. If you choose to vote in the democrat primary in any other district, you will have no candidates to vote for. You will not be able to vote for a commissioner, the mayor, sheriff or any other countywide candidate.
Also, every race will be decided in the May primary.
So even if you're a diehard democrat, if you want your vote to count, you will have to vote in the republican primary.