Open-primary



noun
1.
a direct primary election in which voters need not meet a test of party membership.
noun
1.
(US, government) a primary in which any registered voter may participate Compare closed primary

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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