The party makeup of Florida’s electorate has changed quite a bit in recent years. There are currently more than 3.6 million voters registered as No Party Affiliation – that’s more than 1 in 4 voters – and because of Florida’s closed party primary system, those voters – as well as people registered to smaller parties – are unable to cast votes in the primaries for their state legislators, the governor’s race, and cabinet members.
There is an effort to change that through a citizens initiative that may be on the 2020 ballot called All Voters Vote. If passed by 60-percent of voters, it would allow all voters to vote in primary elections regardless of party affiliation, with the top two vote getters advancing to the general election.
We’re joined by the Chair of the All Voters Vote initiative to learn more.