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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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