- Congressional and state primaries: Closed
- Presidential primaries: Closed
In 2020, Measure 3 for top two open primaries came very close to passing–receiving one of the highest votes of any reform on the ballot anywhere in the country at 57% of the vote (it needed 60%).
One thing unites all Florida voters: the growing frustration with a political system that is broken, rigged, and unfair. Florida disenfranchises more independent voters than any other state in the country. 3.6 million independent voters – 27% of all registered Floridians – are currently barred from participating in the taxpayer funded primary elections. For many Florida voters, the primary election is the only election that matters, with a mere 16% of general election races in the state considered competitive.
Open primaries was the second most popular issue brought before the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) at nine public hearings held across the state in 2017
Dozens of Floridians flocked to speak and thousands more signed an online petition in support. With recent polling finding 70% of Florida voters-Republicans, Democrats and independents-supporting open primaries, the state has reached a tipping point.
With the initiative on the ballot in November 2020, Florida Open Primaries brought together a diverse coalition of Floridians- including grassroots leaders Florida Fair and Open Primaries– to get their message to vote YES on 3 in front of as many Floridians as possible. Our work is not done yet here–the movement to let all voters vote continues!