Why are primary elections important?

Answer In the U.S. political system, primaries are elections run by the states allowing parties to choose their nominees for various elective offices. This is important because these nominees then represe... Read More »

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Why is the Iowa primary so important in U.S. elections?

Iowa's primary race, better known as the Iowa caucuses, is so important in United States elections because it is the first race to be held in the primary season. Since it is the first race, its res... Read More »

Who pays for primary elections?

Who actually pays varies slightly by jurisdiction, but in general, the voters in a jurisdiction pays for primaries. This is done through an election budget provided for by the law-making body (such... Read More »

Open Vs. Closed Primary Elections?

A primary is an election in which political parties' nominees for office are decided. In the United States, primary voters will either inhabit a state that has an open primary system or a closed pr... Read More »

When did the primary elections start?

The very first primary election was held in Minnesota in 1899. It was for a statewide election. In 1901 the first presidential primary election took place in Florida. Not all states in the United S... Read More »