Advertisement

Advertisement

View synonyms for open primary

open primary

noun

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


open primary

noun

  1. government a primary in which any registered voter may participate Compare closed primary


open primary

  1. 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.


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of open primary1

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
Discover More

Compare Meanings

How does open primary compare to similar and commonly confused words? Explore the most common comparisons:

Discover More

Example Sentences

The top five finishers from that open primary advance to the general election.

From Time

Yang was already in favor of ranked-choice voting, which allow people to select more than one candidate on their ballots, and open primaries, in which they don't need to be registered with a party to nominate its candidates.

Multiple studies find little or no evidence that more open primary systems attract more moderate candidates to run or to win more often.

It’s just that more open primary systems — even Alaska’s top-four — aren’t likely to do much to diminish polarization.

The problem is that Mississippi has long operated as a state that functionally had an open primary.

This year, Arizona is considering the top-two open primary system similar to the one passed by California in 2010.

He beat five Socialists, including Royal, in an open primary last October.

Paul has consistently done best among young voters and independent voters in open primary states.

Arkansas has an open primary on May 22 and a deadline of Feb. 10.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


open positionopen prison