California Primary -- Registered "Decline to State"Submitted by maestrodks on Sun, 11/11/2007 - 17:58
There seems to be some confusion as to the nature of the California Primary.
California has a "modified closed primary," which means that voters registered as decline to state may vote a party's ballot in the primary only if that party allows.
According to the recent articles I've read, the Democratic Party will allow decline to state voters access to the Democratic ballot in February, 2008; as of now, the Republican Party will not.
It is possible that the Republican party will reverse this decision prior to the February primary; but that's a crap shoot at best.
The only way to vote for Paul in the primary is as a registered Republican.
In order to change party affiliation in the California, you must re-register to vote. The deadline for this is January 21, 2008