This primary election is a chance to participate in the nomination process for the office of U.S. President. Voters help the major political parties choose their presidential nominees. Voters must choose a political party on the ballot’s return envelope ballot and then select their preferred candidate for only that party. Your party selection will be removed from your voting record 60 days after certification of the election results, so you are not permanently affiliated with the party selected. Voter participation is public record, and your political party choice is available for public inspection for 60 days. Note that your candidate choice is secret and is never tied to you or your voter record.