I got a call this week from a reader who was hoping I could shed some light on the many party questions that will be on the May 20 primary ballot.
To be honest, I hadn’t paid much attention since such questions are from local parties and they are not binding.
They do serve a purpose, or purposes, depending on the issue. One purpose is to gauge interest in a certain issue. Sometimes these questions, depending on the wording, can serve as a “push poll” for party leaders, steering voters to respond in a predetermined way or exciting the passions of the electorate.