Legal Definition and Related Resources of Primaries

Meaning of Primaries

In election law, primaries are a device for enabling a political party to nominate its candidates for public office by the direct vote of the people. These may be either open or closed. These are closed when only the qualified electors who are affiliated with the political party whose candidates are being chosen, are permitted to vote; open when members of one political party may vote in the primaries for candidates of a different political party.

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Primaries in Historical Law

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