Support for:
  1. More open primary elections, either through:
    1. Party primary elections in which unaffiliated voters as well as party members would be permitted to vote in a primary election to choose the nominees of the parties; or
    2. Individual candidate-based primary elections in which all voters choose among all candidates from all parties on the same ballot with the candidates’ party affiliations listed. The subsequent general election ballot would include either
      1. predetermined number of candidates without regard to partisan affiliation (e.g., the top two, three, or four); or
      2. those candidates receiving a predetermined percentage of the total primary votes

Background:  Consensus was reached in 1993 to support closed primary elections (i.e. only those registered by political party may vote in that party's primary election). During 2017 and 2018 there was a concurrence and consensus study done to reconsider our previous 1993 position in support of closed primary elections.  Following the study, the position was changed to support a more open primary election system. In consideration of the form of open primary there was no consensus on the option of all voters having a choice on all candidates. There was strong consensus that candidate’s partisan affiliation should always be listed.  Additional options with no consensus included determination by plurality, requiring a majority, or support for a run-off election