‘Top two’ primaries in Florida: The way to go

On Election Day, have you ever looked at a ballot and thought a list of hemorrhoid-removal techniques had more-appealing options? If so, you’re probably a Floridian. Perhaps you’ve tried to vote in a primary only to find you can’t — because you’ve been shut out of your own democracy. That’s common for Floridians as well…. Read more »

If parties don’t like ‘All Voters Vote,’ it must be OK

The Florida Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Florida don’t agree on much, but they will be united on a new ballot proposal that aims to increase voter turnout, pull candidates away from the political fringes and keep pace with registration trends. They’re going to hate it. The Democrats and GOP don’t have a… Read more »

Legislature’s failures drive effort to change elections

Do you ever get the feeling that the price to pay for participating in democracy is being forced to sign up with either Ralph Kramden at the Raccoon Lodge or Laurel and Hardy at the Sons of the Desert? That’s not a choice. It’s a constitutional hazing. So it is understandable why a well-meaning group,… Read more »

“ALL VOTERS VOTE” — FAIR DISTRICTS PART DEUX?

After several months of cooking, a new proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution popped up this week. What is it? It’s a mouthful and is called, “All Voters Vote in Top Two Primary Elections for Congress, State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet” and it basically changes the rules for how elections are conducted in Florida. It does… Read more »

Push on for bipartisan primary voting in Fla.

LEE COUNTY, FL – A bipartisan group of activists is pushing for a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to vote for Republicans or Democrats no matter how you’re registered to vote in Florida. – WATCH THIS STORY Right now, more people are registering as “no party affiliates” than Republicans and Democrats combined. Those voters aren’t getting… Read more »