open primary

noun
a direct primary election in which voters need not meet a test of party membership.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism

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open primary
 
n
(US) government Compare closed primary a primary in which any registered voter may participate

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open primary definition


A type of direct primary open to voters regardless of their party affiliation. Voters need not publicly declare their party affiliation but must vote for candidates of only one party. The opposite is a closed primary, in which only registered members of a party may vote.

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Example sentences
When an open primary law comes into the marketplace of ideas, donate to and
  vote for it.
And candidates running in a wide-open primary will have to rely on a broader
  base of contributors.
In an open primary, voters may take a ballot for any party and vote for those
  candidates.
During an open primary, you can vote for a candidate of any political party.
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