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Voting PS 141B; Week 8, Lecture 13; November 19, 2007 1. Role of Political Parties A. The Presidential Primary 1) Definitions a) Primary election: an election in which voters select their party’s nominee for an upcoming general election b) Types of Primaries (1) Closed primary: participation in the primary is limited to registered members of that party (2) Open primary: participation is open to all registered voters, but each party has a separate ballot, and voters are restricted to participating in a single party's nominations in a given election (3) Blanket primary: participation is extended to all registered voters c) Caucus: a meeting of political party members to select candidates for political office and/or deal with party business. d) Presidential Primary System: sequence of statewide primary elections and caucuses, in which candidates for a party’s presidential nomination compete for a majority of delegates to that party’s national convention
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