§ 17-9.1-23. Party designation.
(a) Whenever any person registers to vote, that person may designate his or her party affiliation, or that person may designate that he or she is not affiliated with any political party. The information shall be recorded on a form prescribed by the state board of elections.
(b) Any person who is already registered to vote and wishes to designate his or her party affiliation may do so by voluntarily presenting himself or herself to that person's local board of canvassers and designating his or her party affiliation and certifying to the fact on the form furnished for that purpose.
(c) Whenever any person participates in a party primary, that act shall serve as identifying the person as being affiliated with the party in whose primary that person has participated and the local board shall record the affiliation on the appropriate form. For the purposes of this section, "participating in a party primary" does not include the circulation or signing of nomination papers.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 171, § 4.)