People other than Republicans may wish they had a voice in the Republican presidential scramble, mainly between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. It was similar four years ago on the Democrat side, when everybody seemed to have an opinion on the standoff between Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton.
Switching parties is as easy as asking for the appropriate ballot when you vote in the primary election. In fact, Summit County Board of Elections Director Ron Koehler says it's even simpler now than it was in 2008 because a state-issued form is now optional.
"Our current secretary of state says that form is to be used rarely, only when the elections official has personal knowledge of that person's affiliation with a party and that they're changing," said Koehler.
The form does require a signature stating that you are a member of that party and will uphold its ideals.
Republicans and Democrats, together and alone, are far outnumbered by non-party voters. Despite interest in the presidential race, Koehler predicts that few people will become a Republican because of it.