Different types of primaries Closed Primary- only party members are allowed to vote in the party’s primary If you declare yourself as republican, you can only vote Republican to represent your party in the general election. If you declare yourself as independent then you do not vote here. Texas is an open primary, choose one to vote in but not both. - This could potentially lead for some sabotaging due to some might vote for the weaker candidate to help improve their own candidate for their own party bc they know that they will win against the weaker opposite. Blanket primaries- Office by office you get to choose which primary is chosen. You can vote in the US house and vote democratic, or vote in the State House and vote Republican, vote in the State Senate and vote Democratic. Not common. Cage in primary/ Jungle primary If you get 50%+1, you become the State Senate, if no one gets that then you take the top two and run against each other Houston mayor is a close primay.
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