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. 
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commented 2020-03-01 00:30:58 -0500 · Flag
So as a republican, I vote for the poorest candidate in the democratic primary to go against Trump, Like Bernie Sanders or better yet Warren, or even better Klouchar, no, no, better Biden. Oh I’m sorry, they all make Donald Trump look appealing. The most intelligent democrat is Pete Buttigieg. And how is he going to handle a crisis with a Muslim country where his own gay existence warrants the death penalty?
published this page in What's happening in your state? 2015-06-10 18:35:23 -0400