However, the selectors may be a broader group such as all voters or registered voters (as in some United States primary elections).
Preselection may take place by a system of voting by the selectors (examples include United States primaries and most major Australian political party preselections), or there may be a system of appointment, such as through decision by a selection committee.
Some preselections are governed by additional rules that may serve to ensure a particular composition amongst candidates as a whole, or to facilitate other party objectives such as decentralisation of decision-making.
Reselection is the procedure of requiring candidates to repeat the preselection process to retain the party's support.
An example of a preselection procedure that gains extensive media coverage is the selection of candidates for President of the United States, referred to by one observer as 'the wildest democratic political bazaar in the world'.
The resignations were related to allegations or admissions of electoral fraud resulting from attempts to "branch stack": to bring supporters into a party branch or electorate to assist a candidate in their bid to win party preselection.
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In politics, preselection is the process by which a candidate is selected, usually by a political party, to contest an election for political office. It is a fundamental function of political parties, affecting 'representation, party cohesion, legislative behaviour and democratic stability.' In Australia, the term has been in common usage since the 1920s to describe the selection of candidates by political parties for public office.
One usage of the term is in describing elected public officeholders in Westminster type party systems as being selected by the voters after being preselected by their parties.
In Australia, public office-holders are required to resign those offices before nominating at a preselection.
For example, the Australian Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, resigned that office in February 2016 before nominating for the Liberal Party.
In Indonesia, for example, there is a system of public and administrative scrutiny of draft candidate lists.