Campaigns for Primary Reform

We’re working with primary reform activists in cities and states across the country to fight for the right of every voter to vote in every public election and to advocate for open, nonpartisan primary election systems.

We’re looking for supporters, activists & spokespeople to join us –if you’re interested in getting involved in your state please send an email to Jeremy Gruber, OP Senior VP at jgruber@openprimaries.org

ACTIVE CAMPAIGNS IN 2022

NEVADA

Vote Nevada, Better Voting Nevada and Nevadans for Election Reform are pursuing a ballot initiative to bring Final Five Voting (nonpartisan primaries + ranked choice voting in the general election) to Nevadans this year. They hope to begin petitioning in the Spring.

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Open Elections is pursuing legislation to bring Top Four (nonpartisan primaries + ranked choice voting in the general election to New Mexicans this year.

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma United for ProgressLet’s Fix This OK and Oklahoma Academy are pursuing a public education campaign on primary reform as they build towards a ballot initiative for open primaries. 

OREGON

Earlier this year Oregon Open Primaries collected the initial slate of signatures needed for the “Free and Equal Elections” initiative, a groundbreaking proposed constitutional amendment calling for all voters to be free to vote in every publicly funded election. The initiative was validated by Oregon’s Elections Division and given a certified ballot title by the OR Attorney General.  In early May, the Democratic Party affiliated group Our Oregon filed an appeal with the Oregon Supreme Court to challenge the ballot title but we’ve recently received news that the Oregon State Supreme Court rejected the appeal and approved the ballot language!

The initiative won’t make the ballot in 2022 unfortunately, but the ballot language is now fully vetted by the courts and the Open Primaries Oregon team is already building for a 2024 campaign.

PENNSYLVANIA

Open Primaries PA has launched a legislative campaign (in both the Senate and the House) to allow independent voters in the state the right to vote in Republican and Democratic primary elections. Both pieces of legislation aim to address the voter suppression currently happening in the state and enfranchise the 1.2 million Pennsylvanians currently locked out of the process.

WISCONSIN

Democracy Found is pursuing legislation to bring Final Five Voting (nonpartisan primaries + ranked choice voting in the general election) to Wisconsin this year.

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