PRIMARY ELECTIONS MATTER MORE.
You can only vote for Alison Hartson in November
if you vote for her on June 5, 2018.
Many people don’t know the difference between a primary and general election. If that’s you, you are not alone. We’re so glad you’re here and ready to learn and make your important voice heard. Here are the basics of what you need to know:
1. “General” elections are the ones that you are familiar with. These tend to happen in November. You have two people to choose from and whoever gets over 50% wins and becomes your representative.
2. “Primary” elections are just like the elections you might normally vote in, but they happen before the general election. Primary elections usually get a lot less coverage in the news and we as a society have been groomed to pay more attention to the Presidential “general” election every four years. But, there are dozens of elections that affect you almost every year! Primaries are different from state to state, or region to region. Ultimately, they determine who will be the top 2 candidates in the general election. Usually several people are running in the primary and practically nobody votes in them. This means that an incredibly small amount of people end of deciding who you get to vote for in the general. This is why primaries are even more important than the general. IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE START VOTING IN THE PRIMARIES IN MASSIVE NUMBERS IN ORDER TO HAVE BETTER CHOICES IN THE GENERAL.