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What party/political designation are you registered with?

What party/political designation are you registered with?  

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  1. 1. What party/political designation are you registered with? (if you're not registered or ineligible to vote, select which party you would register with)

    • Democratic Party
    • Republican Party
    • Unenrolled/"independent"
    • Libertarian Party
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    • Green Party
      0
    • Constitution Party
      0
    • Working Families Party
    • American Delta Party
      0
    • Reform Party
      0
    • Party for Socialism and Liberation
      0
    • Socialist Workers Party
      0
    • Veterans Party of America
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    • Other (list below)


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What party/political designation are you registered with?

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Presently a registered independent (NY). Was a Dem from 10/2004 through 7/2016. 

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49 minutes ago, jnewt said:

What party/political designation are you registered with?

I do not belong to, or consider myself a dedicated and strongly loyal or supporter, any one political party. I vote (or support, in the case of elections outside of my voting jurisdiction) a political or candidate on a case-by-case, election-by-election basis. The only way I would see myself a member, staunchly speaking, of a political party, is if I was a founding member of a new party from the ground and had a significant part as one of said party's main ideologues.

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1 hour ago, jnewt said:

What party/political designation are you registered with?

I'm technically registered with the Democrats, only because I had to register with a party when I was in Texas. I consider myself an Independent Progressive that is forced to vote Democrat, as it is the only tolerable choice with a shot at winning an election. If a progressive 3rd party had a real shot at winning, I would definitely throw my support to them, and continue to do so until another more progressive party emerges. I'm more aligned (registered) with specific goals than with a party. 

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Independent because I am apathetic to both sides but would also like to vote in both primaries.

Left-Wing Libertarian if I had to identify with a party.

Future Democratic POTUS50

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I am a registered Mountain Party member but this might change if a certain coal miner's daughter wins the democrats senate nomination this year ;).

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8 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

I am a registered Mountain Party member but this might change if a certain coal miner's daughter wins the democrats senate nomination this year ;).

Loretta Lynn?

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2 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Loretta Lynn?

LOL. Seriously though you have heard of Paula Jean Swearengin right?

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1 minute ago, WVProgressive said:

LOL. Seriously though you have heard of Paula Jean Swearengin right?

Nope

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

I'm technically registered with the Democrats, only because I had to register with a party when I was in Texas. I consider myself an Independent Progressive that is forced to vote Democrat, as it is the only tolerable choice with a shot at winning an election. If a progressive 3rd party had a real shot at winning, I would definitely throw my support to them, and continue to do so until another more progressive party emerges. I'm more aligned (registered) with specific goals than with a party. 

 

42 minutes ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Independent because I am apathetic to both sides but would also like to vote in both primaries.

Left-Wing Libertarian if I had to identify with a party.

Future Democratic POTUS50

 

21 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

I am a registered Mountain Party member but this might change if a certain coal miner's daughter wins the democrats senate nomination this year ;).

To be honest, I think the idea of mandatory registration with political parties for any reason under any pretense, like certain U.S. States seem to have, strikes me as a somewhat Orwellian electoral mechanism, from my point-of-view.

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4 minutes ago, Patine said:

 

 

To be honest, I think the idea of mandatory registration with political parties for any reason under any pretense, like certain U.S. States seem to have, strikes me as a somewhat Orwellian electoral mechanism, from my point-of-view.

You have to do it to vote in the primary. You can't vote in both party primaries. 

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17 minutes ago, Patine said:

 

 

To be honest, I think the idea of mandatory registration with political parties for any reason under any pretense, like certain U.S. States seem to have, strikes me as a somewhat Orwellian electoral mechanism, from my point-of-view.

Only for the primaries cuh.

 

14 minutes ago, vcczar said:

You have to do it to vote in the primary. You can't vote in both party primaries. 

Certain state parties allow independents to vote in their party primaries

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12 minutes ago, vcczar said:

You have to do it to vote in the primary. You can't vote in both party primaries. 

Here in Canada, each party recruits it's own members, keeps their own rosters, and have their own leadership conventions and constituency nominations where only card-holding party members participate, and they're not necessarily (or even usually) held at the same times of those of opposition parties, and they're organized and managed by the party management organs, not by Elections Canada.

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If I lived in the USA, I'd probably be a Democrat. Definitely more like Doug Jones though

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1 hour ago, Presidentinsertname said:

"independent" republican but i am going to become a republican to vote in primary question can this be done online if so how?

It can be done online if you live in Massachusetts, but I don't know about other states. You can also vote in any primary you want in Massachusetts if you're a member of a minor party (any party other the Democratic, Republican, or Libertarian Party) or not enrolled in any party.

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I live in Texas, where party registration isn't a thing.

I voted "independent" in the poll above. I previously voted in the Democratic primaries in 2016, though I am not voting in the primaries at all this year.

16 hours ago, vcczar said:

You have to do it to vote in the primary. You can't vote in both party primaries. 

They just ask you when you reach the front of the line which ballot you want to vote on - Republican or Democratic. Everyone looks at you funny when you ask for a Democratic primary ballot, but there is otherwise no further association made with any party past that immediate vote.

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I'm registered Republican because of Kentucky's closed primary system.  If it were not for that (especially after recent events), I'd consider switching to Libertarian or Independent.

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3 hours ago, jvikings1 said:

I'm registered Republican because of Kentucky's closed primary system.  If it were not for that (especially after recent events), I'd consider switching to Libertarian or Independent.

Same except Constitution Party.

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5 hours ago, Lyly said:

I live in Texas, where party registration isn't a thing.

I voted "independent" in the poll above. I previously voted in the Democratic primaries in 2016, though I am not voting in the primaries at all this year.

They just ask you when you reach the front of the line which ballot you want to vote on - Republican or Democratic. Everyone looks at you funny when you ask for a Democratic primary ballot, but there is otherwise no further association made with any party past that immediate vote.

That's not entirely accurate. In 2000 in Dallas, 2004 in San Marcos, and 2008 in San Marcos, during the primaries, the voting booth locations were party-based. In 2004 and 2008, Registered Republicans voted in a church. Near by, registered Democrats voted in a school. My roommate, a Republican, was told to vote at the church, and I to the school. The school voting booth was pretty much a Democratic convention. My roommate reported that the church didn't seem to have a single Democrat, which made him briefly believe that San Marcos must be 90% Republican (It was about 50/50). I moved to NYC in 2008 before the Pres Election, and voted in the primary and general in 2012 in NYC as well. In 2016, I lived in Austin. While the voting location didn't seem vocally Democrat, like in 2004 and 2008, the location was blaring Bill Clinton's theme song "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow." 

When I did register to vote, I don't remember an "independent" option; although, there might have been. 

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2 hours ago, Reagan04 said:

Same except Constitution Party.

Ah, yes, the Constitution Party that believes certain key elements of the Constitution, such as freedom of religion, the guarantee that no religious affiliation be demanded as a prerequisite for public office, and that the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness be denied to people just because of being of 'sinful nature,"  can just be freely ignored.:P

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1 minute ago, Patine said:

Ah, yes, the Constitution Party that believes certain key elements of the Constitution, such as freedom of religion, the guarantee that no religious affiliation be demanded as a prerequisite for public office, and that the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness be denied to people just because of being of 'sinful nature,"  can just be freely ignored.:P

Fun Fact: There is no right to the pursuit of happiness.

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Just now, Reagan04 said:

Fun Fact: There is no right to the pursuit of happiness.

I'll give you that one. But the rest of my statement stands. And I believe there's several other tenets of the U.S. Constitution the Constitution Party wants to violate.

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