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2023 Primary Election FAQs

What's on the ballot?

This year only municipal offices are on the ballot in Grant County.

For the 2023 Primary Election in Grant County, only Marion and Van Buren have contested races. All other municipalities will not hold a Primary. Marion is the only area with a contested race on the Democratic ballot. (Click here to see the Democratic Primary Election candidates.)

Does the Party choose candidates for the Primary ballot?

No, any Democrat in good standing can run in the Primary Election for any office they are eligible for. Candidates run their own campaigns.

The Primary is for Dem voters to select their candidates for the fall election.

The Grant County Democratic Party does not choose or endorse Primary candidates.

Why vote in the Democratic Party?

~ Your most recent Primary ballot pull must be Democratic to be automatically eligible* to serve in a Party office (including precinct committee).

~ Your 2 most recent Primary ballot pulls must be Democratic to be automatically eligible* to run as a candidate for public office or be appointed to public boards or commissions. (IC 3-8-2-7)

~ Pulling a Republican Primary ballot could limit service opportunities until the next Democratic Primary ballot is pulled.

* Other eligibility rules may be in place depending on office.

Who can vote in the 2023 Primary?

Registered and eligible voters who live within the city/town limits of Marion or Van Buren can vote in the Primary. Registered and eligible voters who live within the city limits of Marion can vote in the Democratic Primary.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to vote in the Primary, you can check who is on your ballot at

Where can I get more information about the election?

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