Missouri GOP committee backs closed primaries

3 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Monday, May 23 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 5:45:00 PM CDT May 23, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Republican State Committee is backing closed primaries.

Members during the state GOP convention this past week in Branson passed in a voice vote a resolution in favor of requiring primary voters to register with a party.

Under the current system, Democrats can vote in GOP primaries and Republicans can vote in Democratic primaries.

Missouri lawmakers would need to pass legislation to require party registration for primaries. The 2016 legislative session ended earlier this month, and the next session begins in January.

Missouri GOP chairman John Hancock says the change would help block Democrats from tampering with Republican primaries and vice versa.

Democratic state committee chairman Roy Temple says he hasn't heard of any formal proposals regarding registration for primaries.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department tweeted Saturday evening that due to weather, the 42nd annual Mid-Missouri Heritage... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:07:00 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA, MO - The Missouri Tigers open up SEC play with a 34-14 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks. ... More >>
6 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:55:41 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in Sports
JEFFERSON CITY — Rain didn't stop family, friends and members of the Central Missouri chapter of Parents of Murdered Children... More >>
6 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:52:00 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in News
CHICAGO, IL - It was a battle of the bats and the Cardinals came back to edge out the Cubs... More >>
6 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:36:00 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in Sports
COLUMBIA — The University of Missouri Police Department sent out a crime notification to students about a burglary Friday night.... More >>
6 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:17:00 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A mysterious substance caused dangerously slick road conditions on the entrance ramp to Highway 63 from Paris Road... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:39:00 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia College volleyball player Shelby Meyer died early Saturday morning in an off-campus accident. Meyer, 21, was... More >>
9 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:27:00 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri officials are reminding drivers about the importance of car seats during National Child Passenger Safety Week,... More >>
10 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:00:00 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in News
MILLER COUNTY - Deputies arrested seven people in connection to a drug bust on Thursday, according to a news release.... More >>
11 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:52:00 PM CDT September 21, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police are investigating a report of shots fired on McBaine Avenue near Sexton Road late Friday night. ... More >>
22 hours ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:43:00 AM CDT September 21, 2019 in News
O'FALLON - Both frustration and determination radiated from the St. Dominic high school visiting locker room as the Tolton... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:48:25 AM CDT September 21, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
COLUMBIA - Battle head coach Atiyyah Ellison thought he was the only who'd notice it, but apparently it'd been... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:44:00 AM CDT September 21, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City's stadium sits at the bottom of a long, steep hill, and like the fans... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 21 2019 Sep 21, 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:30:00 AM CDT September 21, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
KANSAS CITY - Rock Bridge coach Van Vanatta has been looking for improvement in the way his team has... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 20 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019 11:37:00 PM CDT September 20, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
SEDALIA - It took some time for Hickman’s offense to wake up, but it finally happened, and quick... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 20 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019 11:35:00 PM CDT September 20, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police announced Friday officers made an arrest in the homicide of E'quan Spain. Michael L. Anderson... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 20 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019 10:46:00 PM CDT September 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — A crash involving three cars shut down a section of Providence Road Friday night. Columbia Urgent Care... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 20 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019 9:34:00 PM CDT September 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Below are scores from football games around mid-Missouri. Final scores are in bold. ... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 20 2019 Sep 20, 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019 6:09:00 PM CDT September 20, 2019 in Friday Night Fever
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 72°
1am 72°
2am 70°
3am 69°
4am 69°