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.
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