The New Hampshire primary is the first in a series of nationwide party primary elections and the second party contest (the first being the Iowa Caucuses) held in the United States every four years as part of the process of choosing the delegates to the Democratic and Republican national conventions which choose the
In respect to this, how does the primary election work?
In a primary election, registered voters may participate in choosing the candidate for the party's nomination by voting through secret ballot, as in a general election. There are two main types of primaries, closed or open, that determine who is eligible to vote in the primary. The voter chooses the candidate by name.
What is the definition of a presidential primary?
Definition of presidential primary. : a primary in which the voters indicate preferences for nominees for president of the U.S. directly by vote or indirectly through the choice of delegates to the presidential nominating convention — called also preferential primary.
How do state laws affect the presidential primary system?
State primary laws also affect which voters can participate. In a “closed” primary, only registered party voters can participate. If a party in an open primary state wants only party members to vote, it may opt for a caucus instead, where the party will have more control over who can participate.