Alabama - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State

Alabama

Alabama.gifPrimaries:

  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: open
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: open
  • Democratic Presidential primary: open
  • Republican Presidential primary: open

 

Primary Type Definitions

 

Registration:

  • Alabama has nonpartisan registration. There is no option to affiliate with a political party on the voter registration form.

 

Details:

  • Independent voters are allowed to vote in primary elections. All voters must choose one party's ballot to vote on, but they are not tied to that party.
  • A voter can decide not to participate in either party's primary and will be given the amendments/referendum ballot only. 
  • Those who chose the Democratic ballot are held to that affiliation in the case of a runoff election.