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Assembly eyes open primaries, end to straight ticket voting

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:50 PM

By MARK SCOLFORO for AP
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters would be able to vote in primaries even if they aren’t Democrats or Republicans and have easier absentee ballot deadlines under election law changes being considered by the Legislature.

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Opening primaries would be a game-changer in Florida politics

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:46 PM

written by Bill Cotterell for Tallahassee Democrat 

It won’t happen in time for next year’s elections — if ever — but the idea of opening up the political primary system seems to be gaining attention among Florida Democrats.

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NY Primary process should be opened to unaffiliated voters

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:37 PM

By Fred W. Thiele Jr. for Times Union

There are 213 members of the New York Assembly. I am the only one who is not a member of one of the two major parties. That means that, like my colleagues, I can vote on legislation that will affect the daily life of every New Yorker, but I couldn't vote in New York's presidential primary election in 2016.

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Bill to move to open primary elections represents ‘a promising day for independent voters across Pa.’

Posted by Russell Daniels on August 18, 2019 at 8:22 PM

Without question, election reform is in the air in Pennsylvania.

Legislation that would open up Pennsylvania’s Republican and Democratic primary elections to unaffiliated voters won approval on Tuesday of the Senate State Government Committee, along with several other bills to make changes to the state’s electoral process.

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6 Legislative Efforts to Protect YOUR Right to Vote

Posted by Russell Daniels on June 10, 2019 at 5:36 PM

written by Shawn M. Griffiths for IVN

The biggest story happening right now nationwide that is not getting any attention from the mainstream media are the campaigns, ballot proposals, signature drives, and legislative efforts going on RIGHT NOW to give voters an election system that protects their right to a meaningful and equal vote in the taxpayer-funded election process — from the primary to the general election.

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