MOVE Act Means Longer, Costlier Primary Campaigns

The primary runoff contests on Tuesday might be as much a test of voter memories as a referendum on which candidates made the most successful appeals to the electorate.

The state lengthened the party primary season in order to conform with a federal law meant to ensure that members of the military, their families and overseas voters can cast ballots.

While no one disputes the intentions of the law, candidates and consultants say it has increased campaign expenses and shortened the time they can focus on the general election. Some are talking about adjusting the campaign calendar.

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