CASPER, Wyo. — A number of people in Natrona County have been switching their voter registration to vote in Tuesday's primary.
Clerk Renea Vitto told the Casper Star-Tribune (bit.ly/PMSxBf) that most of the affiliation changes she dealt with were people who were registered as Democrats for the 2008 presidential election who said they were switching back to the Republican Party.
Most of the primary races in the county are Republican races and only registered Republicans can vote in those.
People who switch to vote in the primary won't necessarily stick with the same party in the general election.
University of Wyoming political science professor Andrew Garner said it's a common thing to see in a heavily Republican state, where the GOP candidate who wins the primary race often goes on to win the general election.