Current Florida law prohibits most voters from voting in the elections that will determine who serves in our legislature and in our Congress. With closed partisan primaries in highly gerrymandered districts, the vast majority of Florida voters are currently prohibited from voting in elections that matter.
We believe that for the future of our state, we must change that.
We believe that ALL voters should be allowed to vote.
That is why we support the top-two voter getter open primary system that not only allows, but also encourages, ALL VOTERS to vote regardless of political or party affiliation.
Allowing ALL registered voters the chance to vote in primary elections will help make our government more responsive to the people.
Partisan extremism has divided our country and our state, while the major parties are increasingly dominated by their fringes. Voter isolation and dissatisfaction continue to rise.
As a result of growing dissatisfaction, the number of unaffiliated voters has grown 380% since 1990.
This trend of voters rejecting both major parties will continue as older voters — who tended to register with a major party — die, and younger/new voters reject both major parties. In 2014, the monthly net registration figures show that an average of 55% of net voters (new registrants minus those who were taken out of the system) were of neither major party.
By the next reapportionment, Florida will be a triple parity state.