Amendment 3: Every registered voter should be able to vote | Opinion

Allowing qualified voters to vote seems like a simple premise. Unfortunately, that is not how we conduct elections in Florida. For those who wish to vote for their next state House or Senate member or for Governor or Cabinet members, as stunning as it sounds, the truth is that most voters are excluded from voting… Read more »

Florida TaxWatch recommends a “YES” vote on Amendment 3

States with top-two primaries have the advantage of increased voter participation, draw a wider band of voters and are generally more representative of the electorate.  The change does come with potential concerns, though. The possibility that the top-two candidates advancing to the general election could be from the same party has the potential to reduce,… Read more »

Endorsement: Yes on amendment No. 3 for more voter participation, less partisanship

Florida’s political party bosses finally found something to agree on. The bosses want you to vote against constitutional amendment No. 3 this fall. They’re worried it might loosen their stranglehold over who gets past the summer primaries and onto the fall ballot. That’s a pretty strong argument alone for voters to support No. 3, the… Read more »

Elections: Amendment 3 would open Florida primaries to all voters, regardless of party affiliation

Have you ever been annoyed that you can’t participate in Florida’s primary elections because you are non-party affiliated? Amendment 3  would change that. Amendment 3 would change Florida’s closed primary elections for state elected officials to a top-two open primary system. Those officials include state legislators, governor, and elected cabinet officials like the attorney general. Florida… Read more »

National Reformers Spotlight 9 Efforts to Give All Voters an Equal Vote in Elections

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, campaigns across the country are ramping up their activities the best they can in the final eight weeks of a pandemic-affected election. This includes several campaigns that look to expand the historic momentum behind nonpartisan election reform. Open Primaries hosted the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers’ second Spotlight of the… Read more »