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2020 Ballot Proposals Gaining Steam

Four proposed constitutional amendments have cracked 300,000 petition signatures, inching closer to making the 2020 ballot.

An amendment that would change primary elections for state offices has notched 363,411 signatures as of Wednesday.

The proposal — backed by political committee All Voters Vote and heavily financed by billionaire GOP donor Mike Fernandez — would allow  “all registered voters to vote in primaries for state legislature, governor, and cabinet regardless of political party affiliation.”

The change would put party nominees, third party candidates, and everyone else on the same primary ballot, called by some a “blanket primary” and others a “jungle primary.” The two candidates who do the best would move on to a general election, unless just two candidates initially qualify, in which case the primary closes it out.

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