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This page is a part of NCSL’s comprehensive campaign finance portfolio. For related resources, visit our Campaign Finance Overview page. This webpage is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice or in legal proceedings. If you have questions about your state's law, please contact an attorney in your state.

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State Primary Election Types

The manner in which party primary elections are conducted varies widely from state to state. Primaries can be categorized as either closed, partially closed, partially open, open to unaffiliated voters, open or top-two.
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