34-102. "Primary election" defined -- Purposes. (1) "Primary election" means an election held for the purpose of nominating persons as candidates of political parties for election to offices, and for the purpose of electing persons as members of the controlling committees of political parties. Primary elections, with the exception of presidential primaries, shall be held on the third Tuesday of May in each even-numbered year.
(2) "Presidential primary" means an election held for the purpose of allowing voters to express their choice of candidate for nomination by a political party for president of the United States. A presidential primary shall be held on the second Tuesday in March in each presidential election year.