What is Crossover Voting?
Presidential Primaries are especially unique because political parties have the ability to decide whether voters registered as No-Party Preference can “crossover” into their party, and vote for one of their candidates. For the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election, the Democratic party is allowing “crossover” voting to those listed as No Party Preference. Vote By Mail voters who are registered as No-Party Preference and want to vote for a presidential candidate in the Democratic party can do so, but will first need to fill out a “crossover” ballot request. Voters who will be voting at the polls and are registered as No-Party Preference simply need to request a “crossover” ballot upon checking-in at their polling location. Please note that if you choose to request a “crossover” ballot, it will not change your registered party preference. Voters who are registered as Decline to State will receive the same election materials as voters registered as No-Party Preference.