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 www.communityimpact.com.
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