Alabama GOP to vote on idea of recommending closed primaries
By KIM CHANDLER
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Republican Party will take a weekend vote on whether to support a party registration requirement for primaries, also known as a closed primary system.
Alabama is one of 15 states that do not ask voters to register with a political party ahead of a primary.
Any passage of the resolution by the party would signal support for the idea.
However, the Alabama Legislature would have to enact legislation to make the change.
The Alabama Republican Party chairman, John Wahl, says he expects the registration requirement recommendation to pass.
Every state has its own rules regarding primary voting and party registration.
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8/9/2022 2:27:23 PM (GMT -5:00)