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It's spring time. It's primary election season!
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It's spring time.

Spring time signals just one thing here at Ballotpedia - Primary election season is underway!

It's April, and primary elections have already come to pass in both Texas and Illinois. The remaining U.S. states will host primary elections over the next few months.

Are you ready to cast your primary election ballot? Do you know who you're voting for?


Just in case you still need to brush up on candidates and election information, this month we're highlighting Ballotpedia’s expansive election coverage brought to you by our major content projects. Ballotpedia is working diligently to cover six different types of elections in 2014: congressional, state legislative, state executive officials, statewide and local ballot measures, municipal government and school boards elections. Within these pages, you will find election overviews, filing deadlines, election dates, voter registration deadlines, candidate, incumbent and ballot measure information and original analysis.

Cast your vote this primary election season!

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Hello Platners,
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Hope you stay with us, (volunteers are hard to come by)
--Johnwynnejr 18:57, 27 June 2011 (CDT)

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