There are some important reasons why Republicans and unenrolled voters should head to the polls in Massachusetts this year.

Most of the attention and action is in the Democratic Party this year as they select a candidate to take on President Donald J. Trump in November. However, there are plenty of reasons for non-Democrats to go vote on March 3 this year.

Massachusetts has a system that allows voters who aren't enrolled in a political party to vote in party primaries. You can be a supporter of President Trump, but not be a member of the Republican Party, and still vote for him in the primary.

If you support President Trump and his positions on defending the border from illegal alien invasions, returning the U.S. military to full strength, cutting taxes and regulations, and cutting trade deals that benefit America, then you should go vote for him as the nominee of the GOP.

Your vote for President Trump is the most personal and important manner for you to show your support for his leadership and policies.

Further down the ballot, there are the choices for the men and women who make up the Massachusetts Republican State Committee. Each state senate district elects a man and a woman to serve on the state committee. It is an important position. The state committee members elect two people to the Republican National Committee (a man and a woman) and they elect the chairman of the state party.

Lakeville's former state representative, Keiko Orrall, has served on the RNC for a number of years and she is not seeking re-election, so there is an opening for that important position.

There is also a primary in the Plymouth and Upper Cape Cod senate district being vacated by Republican Vinny DeMacedo. The winner of that GOP primary will likely be the winner of the general election and therefore it is important to vote in that election on the first Tuesday in March.

Additionally, there are GOP town committee elections on the ballot. Those folks do important work to support the Republican Party and you should communicate your appreciation by going to the polls and voting for them. You can also write your own name on the ballot and vote for yourself if you want to become a member of your local grassroots GOP town committee.

Go vote. You will feel good about it.

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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