Do I have to vote according to the party affiliation on my voter registration?
No.

Ballots are secret and voters have the right to vote for any candidate they want.

The only time that party affiliation is important in terms of voting is in the case of a political party caucus or a primary election. In those cases, voters must be registered with the political party whose caucus or primary they wish to participate in. Voters have the right to change their affiliation and then participate in the caucus or primary election on, or prior to, the day those events are being held. Voters can only participate in one party's caucus or primary election each time those events take place.

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1. How do I find my polling place?
2. How do I find a sample ballot for the current election?
3. Who are my government representatives?
4. Does your office have precinct maps?
5. Do I have to vote according to the party affiliation on my voter registration?
6. If I miss the Pre-registration Deadline, can I still vote?
7. Can I use the Election Day Registration process at your office and then go to the polls on Election Day?
8. Can I use the Election Day Registration process and vote at your office?
9. What types of elections are held in Linn County?
10. Is the Linn County Elections Office responsible for the caucus?
11. Why can’t I vote in a Primary Election if I am an Independent or No Party?
12. Does Linn County have instant runoff elections?
13. Does Linn County have recall elections?
14. How can the form of city government be changed?
15. How can the form of county government be changed?