Arizona's Semi-Closed Primary
Richard Winger corrects my post from yesterday: Terminology is important. Arizona does not have an open primary. It has a semi-closed primary. An open primary ...
Richard Winger corrects my post from yesterday:
Terminology is important. Arizona does not have an open primary. It has a semi-closed primary. An open primary has been defined in court decisions and political science textbooks as one in which a voter is free to vote in any party's primary. That is not the case in Arizona. States in which independents are free to vote in any party's primary have semi-closed primaries. Generally, states with open primaries do not have registration by party. The voter registration form simply doesn't ask the question about party. 22 states are like that.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Why Obamacare Is Failing in Mississippi5 hours ago
Ratings Roundup: 2014 Statewide Elections8 hours ago
New Yorkers to Vote on $2 Billion School Spending Plan8 hours ago
Exit Interview with AGA's Relmond Van Daniker8 hours ago
States Have No Common Rules About Dealing with Official Emails9 hours ago
Latino Voter Turnout Might Matter a Lot for Races in Colorado11 hours ago