Author: Colin Alter

Closed primaries leave no meaningful right to vote in Montgomery County

Most Montgomery County residents know the county’s voter registration records show that the Democratic Party dominates the registration, with 61% of the electorate.  Less known, however, is that the second largest registration is for those who are ‘unaffiliated’ in their registration, numbering 22% of those registered.  These 151,000 people have little choice when it comes to electing the next country executive and members of the County Council.  The Republican Party claims only 14.7% of the total, slightly less than 100,000 voters, a number that has continued to fall. 

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