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open primary

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government US a primary in which any registered voter may participate. Compare closed primary
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o′pen pri′mary


n.
a direct primary in which voters need not meet a test of party membership.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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Noun1.open primary - a primary in which any registered voter can vote (but must vote for candidates of only one party)
direct primary - a primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office
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"Yesterday was the first day when we have taken a decision to open primary schools all across the districts of Kashmir.
The broad adoption of the open primary was another signal moment in the evolution of political parties.
Senator Ashafa also praised Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his vision and leadership by taking the bold and unpopular step of nudging the party towards adopting an open primary system where every card-carrying member of the party will have a stake in deciding to bears the flag of the party and not just a few delegates.
Independent voters: Arizona has an open primary which allows voters registered as "independent" to participate by designating to their County Recorder which partisan ballot they would like to receive.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A Republican congressional candidate in a reliably blue California district managed to capture nearly a quarter of votes cast in the state's open primary last month -- just after the state Republican Party caught wind of his anti-Semitic comments and rescinded its automatic endorsement.
The open primary system was designed to encourage candidates to appeal to the center, and that is usually what happens.
Today, Washington s open primary election system and voter registration process demonstrate it has not drifted far from its populist roots.
I understand California has an open primary and Illinois should follow their example.
He added that when Washington and California went to that form of open primary, their primary voter participation rates rose dramatically, to 48 percent in Washington and more than 50 percent in California, compared to 24 percent in Florida.
As for particular immediate steps, I will put forward the idea of introducing open primaries at the upcoming party Congress--so that all our supporters, not merely party members, would be able to participate in open primary elections and select candidates that would represent our party in the national Presidential, municipal and other elections, including the next party chairman elections.
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