Open or Closed Primaries


(for June Convention workshop)

Open vs. Closed?  Top Two/Four or by Party?  Plurality or Majority? 

 Would Maryland residents would be better served:

  • by closed primaries or a change to open primaries;
  • by allowing a simple plurality for declaring winners
    (e.g., winner-take-all) or
  • if a majority vote is preferred, how should it be determined

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