The County Clerks Association is in charge of putting on the State’s elections, and they say moving the presidential primary to March puts them in a time crunch. Association Vice President Mark Hendrick says because local elections are in April, having March primaries complicates things.
He says the one upside to having a March primary would be the weather. He says often February has a lot of snow and ice on the ground, so it’s difficult for poll workers to get out and set up the polls, and then it’s also difficult for people to get out and vote too.
Hendrick says if the state would forget the primary all together, and just go back to a caucus system, it would solve more problems too. It would cost less money and wouldn’t have a specific time requirement.
He says no matter what the law ends up saying, the Clerks will administer the elections whenever they need to be.