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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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The government closed primary schools in Mauza Saldera due to flooding.
MITHI -- A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the District Education Department, Thar Education Alliance and Civil Society Support Program to reopen ten closed primary schools at Diplo District Tharparkar.
Deputy Commissioner Badin directed District Education Officer (DEO) primary Badin to submit list of all closed primary schools of district Badin to district management while those schools functioning properly.
However, both said they would support opening Pennsylvania's closed primary system to independent voters.
Bill Schifino thinks the process worked fairly well, but is disappointed reform of Florida's closed primary voting system failed.
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.)
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.