I think we better be very carefull
here with topics here. The previous subject was "California
Open Primary Option (2002)". You are saying "California March Closed
Primary". I assume these are different
Acutally it reflects
the "half pregnant" primary. The voters voted for "open" primary
in CA., so they are still calling it "open", "slightly open", "door ajar
open" etc. From our standpoint it looks "closed" except as I was
pointing out with the "non-partisan" / "decline to state" voters. If I
started the confusion with "open" vs. "closed" I apologize.
make sure we are speaking same language here, central committee races are
the same as precinct comittee races, right? One race per
Precinct committee races are
different races in each precinct (ala King Co.), and require a unique race
ID. Central Committee races don't change in each precinct, and
generally entail a single party slate for a county or a single "race id"
throughout the County. The big question is usually which voters are
allowed to vote the race. Sometimes parties only wants "registered"
voters in their party to vote on the race, while other parties (democrats so
far) want "non-partisan" voters to vote on the main ballot, but NOT on the
central committee race. We should therefore think of these NP voters
asking for a DEM ballot as another party category.
ask again, who is that person. It sounds like it can be done with a
vgroup1 set up for the parties, and a vgroup2 set up for "declared" and
"declined to state", but this person needs to hit the keys and find
Karen Rae (was assigned by Jeff Dean) as "project
manager" for Alameda. But this is a California wide issue.
Someone should be assigned to do general testing on this. (I will
assist Karen as much as possible on Alameda touch screen