Voting Law and Legal Definition
The voter's registration process is governed by federal and state laws, which vary by state. Some states do not have party registration in its voter registration process. The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)—better known as the “Motor Voter” law—allows people to register to vote at drivers’ license and welfare offices, etc. This act required state governments to make the voter registration process easier by providing uniform registration services through drivers' license registration centers, disability centers, schools, libraries, and mail-in registration. Pollling and procedures for voting are governed by the local elections board in each area. Please check with your local or state elections office to ensure your voter registration process is conducted properly.
A primary election is an election held for the purpose of selecting candidates to be the nominee of a political party for election to an office. Nominees will become the party's candidate for the office in the next general election held for that office. In other words, primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for an upcoming general election.