Texas - 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



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


Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Voters do not declare affiliation with a party in order to vote in the primary elections, but they must choose one party's ballot.
  • Voters are only tied to party affiliation within the election cycle if there is a runoff.
  • Texas voters are not held to past affiliations from election to election.