The direct primary election system in Alabama
Chapter one of this thesis deals with the early primary regulations in Alabama, and is therefore mostly historical. Early methods of making nominations are discussed, and the desire on the part of the voters for a primary election is shown. The first steps toward majority rule are presented by citing acts and laws passed by the legislature and by the State Committee. The autocratic power of the State Democratic Executive Committee is shown, and the chapter closes with a discussion of the set of 1911 and further regulations by the committee and Subcommittee.