Iowa - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State

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Iowa.gifPrimaries:

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

 

 

Primary Type Definitions

Registration:

  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party, however, affiliation with a party is required to vote in primary elections.
  • 38% of Iowa voters are not affiliated with a political party.

 

Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Voters must be registered with a party in order to vote in a primary or caucus, but voters are allowed to change affiliation before the primary election or at the polls on primary day.