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From the Secretary of State's website

Here is the definition of the modified closed primary according to the Secretary of State:

California currently has a "modified" closed primary system. SB 28 (Ch. 898, Stats. 2000), relating to primary elections, was chaptered on September 29, 2000 and took effect on January 1, 2001. SB 28 implemented a "modified" closed primary system that permits unaffiliated ("decline to state") voters to participate in a primary election, if authorized by an individual party's rules and duly noticed by the Secretary of State.

I must also correct my previous post -- The Republican primary will remain closed!

The deadline for party's to determine open or closed status for the primary was September 23, 2007.

Here's an easy way to change your party affiliation:

Fill out the online voter registration form:

They will mail you a copy which you sign and return. Postage is prepaid.