Primary Election


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Primary Election

An election in which candidates compete against members of their own party to receive the nomination for a political office. The nominee then goes on to face candidates from other parties. The rules in primary elections vary by both party and jurisdiction. In some U.S. states, for example, one needs a plurality to win the primary; in others, a plurality win leads to a run-off election between the two top contenders.
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If this was proving an issue in municipal elections, or if there was evidence that primary elections actually engaged more voters, we'd be willing to revisit this.
A coalition of long-term grass-roots DPP supporters, led by the Taiwan Society, has called for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to establish 'Presidential Primary Observer Group' to monitor the DPP's primary elections and maintain transparency throughout the process.
City officials stated that the roads were already in such poor condition that the city could not wait six months for the next primary election or 12 months for the next general election.
The Hill County primary elections also featured contested races for sheriff, tax collector, commissioners and constables.
Washington, Feb.2 (Petra) -- Nearly three-quarters of the US Muslim voters intend to participate in primary elections this year and a large majority plan to support the Democratic Party, according to a new survey.
Under the top-two system, minor-party candidates would compete with all the others on the primary election ballot, and would not advance unless they finished first or second.
Sedera, at the June 10 Democratic Party primary election, failed to be the winner to get party nomination to stand for the Assembly 34 general election this November; But his 26% vote achieved among the registered Democrats made a lasting imprint within the State party apparatus as an undoubtedly a rising star in Nevada political field in years to come.
They don't allow the protester to prevent the passage of primary election's delegation.
Senate candidates on the California primary election ballot hoping to advance to the general election in November.
Delaney had been on a leave of absence since 4 January through the primary election and will now continue to serve as chairman on a non-executive basis.
The May primary election added seven school district referenda to the total number occurring in Indiana since 2008, three of which passed and four of which were rejected by voters.
Except for a few subcircuits, circuits, and counties where there are genuine contests, winning a dominant party's nomination at the primary election is a virtual guarantee of victory in the general election.