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


Frisco Chamber of Commerce
Frisco Chamber of Commerce receives 5-Star Accreditation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Frisco Chamber of Commerce a 5-Star Accreditation.

The Sam Rayburn Tollway widening project will add a fourth lane to the toll road. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)
Nightly lane closures occurring on SH 121 in Frisco, Plano

Drivers on Custer Road will need to take a detour at SH 121 during nightly lane closures.

UNT Board of Regents
New degree options approved for University of North Texas at Frisco students

UNT Board of Regents approves new programs for Frisco students.

university of north texas at frisco rendering
UNT Board of Regents approves first building construction for Frisco campus

The UNT Board of Regents has approved a construction date for its Frisco campus.

ugly christmas sweater shop
Frisco’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop now open

Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop's Frisco pop up is open.

pga of america site plan
PGA of America golf course, hotel approved by Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission

Development is progressing for the PGA of America headquarters in Frisco.

Pizza Hut opening new Frisco location

Pizza Hut will open in early 2020.

Pinspiration moves opening date in Frisco

Pinspiration is now set to open in December.

MyFitMed opening clinic in Frisco

MyFitMed is bringing a medical clinic and testosterone center to Frisco.

Nurture Women's Health moving to a new Frisco location

Nurture Women's Health offers obstetrics and gynecology services.

frisco isd board meeting
Frisco ISD board votes in favor of extending school day in 2020-21

The Frisco ISD board voted on a calendar for the 2020-21 school year.

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