Tuesday , May 28 2024

The Primary Election Is On Tuesday – But You Knew That, Right?

Polls show candidates Andrew Janz and Jerry Dyer are neck and neck. And that race, along with other local races, could be decided next Tuesday. If one candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, there’s no runoff in November. But do people know that? We spoke with several Valley residents at a local Fresno farmers market – and many were unaware of Tuesday’s primary and its significance. However, one Clovis man who is not eligible to vote said he finds the whole system baffling. “Where I come from, everything is on the same day all the time, so I’m getting all thrown off by all these elections spread out,” explained Swedish Mats Hellgren. “It’s a system made for people not to vote. If America was serious about having a lot of people voting, they should have everything on the same day.” If primary election turnout is low, as it historically has been, voters really do miss out on a chance to participate in the most local races. Ivy Cargile, a political science professor at CSU
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