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"Primary election" defined.
A primary election, including a separate and special presidential preference primary election, within the meaning of this chapter, is an election held by the qualified voters who are members of any political party, for the purpose of nominating a candidate or candidates for public or party office.
(Acts 1975, No. 1196, p. 2349, §1; Act 2006-634, p. 1731, §1; §17-16-1; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §59.)