ICYMI: Take an inside look at the campaign to repeal Pennsylvania’s closed primaries. Watch our full virtual discussion featuring Ballot PA
BREAKING: The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that will allow independent voters to disaffiliate after primary–if the Senate also approves, 46% of NH voters will no longer be forced into registering into a party just to vote in primaries.
More great press for South Dakota Open Primaries in their push to get an open primaries initiative on the 2024 South Dakota ballot!
The Fulcrum: A new report from McKinley Research Group finds that Alaskans are generally satisfied with their new nonpartisan voting system & a majority feel like their choices are better in the general election & that their vote matters more.
BREAKING: Open Primaries South Dakota has submitted their petition to the Secretary of State and are one step closer to having an open primary initiative on ballot for South Dakotans to vote on!
New York Times: Tennessee is just 1 of the many states around the country unable to function because of uncompetitive elections & hyper-partisan politics. We need open, nonpartisan elections where all voters & candidates are treated equally.
Governing.com: By 2028, Millennials and Gen Z will be the majority of the US electorate–they’re leaving the parties in droves–we need election systems that reflect our voters.
Times Free Press: The GOP in Tennessee pushing to scare voters into thinking their primaries aren’t open (when they most certainly are) is just another form of voter suppression and tactic they’re using to cut voters out of the process of voting
Politics PA: New reader’s poll out of PA finds that nearly 75% of Pennsyvlanians favor PA moving to open primaries
PoliticsPa.com: PA Senator Dan Laughlin is calling for an end to closed primaries in Pennsylvania w/ a proposed open primary bill
CPR.org: The Colorado GOP is laying the groundwork to challenge Colorado’s open primary law that was enacted in 2016 and has led to big increases in voter participation.
VIDEO: Is Bipartisanship Possible in Today's Political Climate? Check out our recent discussion w/ civil rights leader & author Dr. Ben Chavis
Bipartisan Policy Center: New analysis shows states w/ open primaries have higher turnout than closed primary states
LISTEN: Joe Kirby, the chairman of South Dakota Open Primaries talks the ABC’s of open primaries and the growing movement to open South Dakota’s primaries to ALL voters
RSVP: Don’t miss out! Register now to participate in our Virtual Discussion on Tuesday afternoon with civil rights leader & icon Dr Ben Chavis: “Can Bipartisanship Survive the Rise of the Independent Voter?”
Tallahassee.com: The Florida Democratic party needs to embrace the over 4 million independent FL voters who are currently shut out of primary elections and open the primaries.
NEW REPORT: Independent Latino voters are on the verge of becoming one of the key voting blocs in the country—let them vote in the primaries!
Common Wealth Magazine: “The whole partisan primary process has decayed enough that it needs to be thrown out. Massachusetts needs a nonpartisan primary.”
WATCH: Oprah breaks down why she’s a part of the growing majority of Americans who are independent voters
ATTN NM VOTERS: An open primaries bill, SB73 has already passed in the Senate with significant, bipartisan support. Now, members of the House of Representatives need to hear from voters. Join us in encouraging the Legislature to pass this initiative to let all voters vote!
ICYMI: Watch our latest Virtual Discussion featuring AZ Secretary of State and Democracy Defender Adrian Fontes
BREAKING: Nebraska bill seeks to make all state elections nonpartisan. OP SVP Jeremy Gruber travelled to Lincoln to testify in support of “the Nebraska system.”
BREAKING: A constitutional amendment to enact top two open primary elections in South Dakota must receive over 35,000 petition signatures from South Dakotans in order for it to get on the ballot in 2024
ATTN TENNESSEE VOTERS: Tell the Politicians in Nashville: Vote NO on HB 1045 to close our taxpayer funded primaries–SIGN THE PETITION TODAY!
Patch.com: Philadelphia Democratic State Reps. Jared Solomon and Christopher Rabb are calling for a switch from closed to open primaries to
BREAKING: A US Court nullifies Delaware laws that discriminate against Independent voters. This is big news–the court's decision in Delaware opens the door for legal challenges of every statute in every state’s electoral code that discriminates against independent voters.
BREAKING: New Mexico is one step closer to having open primary elections after the Senate Rules Committee Friday voted to support allowing Declined to State and minor party members to vote in the primary election of their choice!
FYI: Independents are shut out of more than just closed primaries–even though non-affiliated voters are the largest bloc of voters in North Carolina, they’re barred from serving on the state & county board of elections.
BREAKING: A New Mexico House bill proposal would no longer require voters to register into a party to participate in primaries. Adopting open primaries in New Mexico would open up the process to 300,000 more voters!
Bonner County Daily Bee: The GOP in Idaho continue to tighten their grip on controlling who gets to vote and who doesn’t in taxpayer funded primaries.
RSVP: Our Virtual Discussion Series RETURNS Wed 1/18 at 2pm ET w/ The Accelerating Demand to Let all Voters Vote: Meet the Citizen Activists Championing Primary Reform