Alabama - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State



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


Primary Type Definitions



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



  • 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. 
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published this page in What's happening in your state? 2015-06-09 16:00:37 -0400