Mercer County Republican Party

Mercer County, Ohio

Understanding the Republican Primary Ballot

Why each candidate is listed twice on the ballot


To put it simply we don't vote for the candidates directly, but rather for their delegates to the National Convention. Each candidate has two kinds of delegates and we have to cast votes for both kinds of delegates, so each candidate is listed on the ballot twice, once for each kind of delegate. So make sure you vote for both kinds of delegates for your candidate!

A detailed explanation can be found here:

Understanding the Republican Primary Ballot