Ask the editor: What is a primary election?


On March 6, voters will hit the polls for the primary elections. Unlike a general election, the person to fill an open government position will not be selected during this election. Primary elections determine the nominees for political parties in advance of the general election, which is Nov. 6. If no one candidate from either political party obtains the majority vote for a particular race, a runoff election will take place May 22.

Primary elections are separate from local city and school district elections May 5. Candidates for Frisco City Council and Frisco ISD board of trustees do not participate in a primary election even if they affiliate with a political party.

We have a rundown of the candidates in this year’s primary election who will appear on ballots in Frisco. See our election guide for a list of candidates as well as information on early voting and Election Day polling locations and voter identification requirements. Be sure to check out our election coverage March 6 at

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Lindsey Juarez Monsivais
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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