In the election held on August 23, 2022, several offices will be filled. It is often referred to as a primary election, but several elections will be decided on August 23. There will be at least two candidates elected during that election and possibly up to four.
Everyone can vote for the County Commission District 4 and the School Board races districts 1, 3, and 5. If a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote they will be elected. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote then there will be a runoff of the two candidates who receive the most votes in November. Due to there only being two candidates in the race for County Commission District 4 and School Board District 3, both those races will be decided on August 23. The other races that could be decided on August 23 are School Board Districts 1 and 5 if a single candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote.
The County Commission District 4 election only has two Republican candidates so that race is open to all voters. The school district races are non-partisan, so those elections are open to all voters.
There are 3 ballots: Republican, Democrat, and Non-Partisan, but all the ballots will include the above races. They differ in the races below.
The non-partisan ballot will only include the races above.
The Democrat ballot will include the races above and US Senator, Governor, Attorney General, and Commissioner of Agriculture. The remainder of the races either do not have a Democrat candidate or have only one.
The Republican ballot will include the races above and US House Congressional Representative District 12, Commissioner of Agriculture, State Representative 53 or State Representative 52, and County Commission District 2.
The county commission District 2 race is interesting since there is a write-in candidate in the Nov. 8 election. The candidate who receives the most votes in the Republican primary will run against the write-in candidate on Nov. 8. If the write-in candidate had not entered this race then the race would have been on all the ballots and if no candidate received 50 percent of the vote then there would have been a run-off between the top two vote-getters in the November election.