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closed primary

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government US a primary in which only members of a particular party may vote. Compare open primary
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Noun1.closed primary - a primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote; "closed primaries strengthen party unity"
direct primary - a primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office
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But Cllr Redmond said Holyhead has about 1,000 dwellings with outline or full planning consent, and when the three closed primary schools have housing developments upon them that will push the figure up 1,500.
Sadly, party partisanship will make that very difficult, as will Oregon's closed primary system which excludes NA voters from participating in the selection of the final candidates.
I hear so many people complain about the closed primary system.
Just 21 percent of voting-age Texans, for instance, voted in this year's primary elections - a lower rate than all but four states (Unlike Texas, each of those states have closed primary systems, and three held no down-ballot races.
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It's a closed primary, which keeps out independent voters, who have largely favored Sanders on a national scale.
They have also closed primary routes of the national park for four months during monsoons, as it becomes dangerous for tourists.
38) With respect to closed primary states, the Democratic party rules note that "nothing in these rules shall be interpreted to encourage or permit states with party registration and enrollment .
The Garden State's traditional closed primary system meant that one of the two Democrats battling over a newly combined district in the bedroom communities Englewood and Paterson had to fall.
9) Proposition 14 will transition California's electoral system from a closed primary, in which only registered members of the party holding the primary may vote, and the candidate with the most votes from each party primary advances to the general election.
By John Actually February 21, 2010 (BOR) - Primary teachers in Bor County closed primary schools on Monday, demanding housing allowances as decreed by council of ministers last month.