‘All Voters Vote’ Initiative Looks To Overhaul Florida Primaries. Would It Change Campaigns, Too?

A proposed citizens ballot initiative to let all voters, regardless of party affiliation, vote in primary elections could be headed to the 2020 ballot. One of its sponsors, Steve Vancore, believes the move would change the way Florida politicians campaign. “I have long studied voter behavior, I’ve been working on voter behavior, voter analysis for… Read more »

The odds on amendments: New regs, opposition pose challenges for 2020 ballot initiatives

Of the more than two dozen organizations trying to get constitutional amendments on the 2020 ballot by petition initiative, only a handful have a better than 50-50 chance of making it. House Bill 5, signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis in early June, made it tougher to canvas and collect signatures with cumbersome restrictions that… Read more »

Proposal Could Allow Unaffiliated Voters To Participate In Florida Primaries

The Florida Supreme Court is reviewing a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow all registered voters in Florida—including the 3.2 million who are unaffiliated—to cast ballots in a primary election. Attorney General Ashley Moody sent the measure to the Supreme Court last week without raising any objections. The proposal would give Florida blanket primaries, commonly… Read more »

Proposal would allow Florida voters to cast primary ballots without party affiliation

A proposal to change Florida’s primary voting regulations could offer voters more freedom, but would also turn the process on its head. A proposed constitutional amendment that would revamp Florida’s primary-elections process has been formally sent to the state Supreme Court for review of the ballot wording. Attorney General Ashley Moody says she looked at the… Read more »

Should you be allowed to vote for any candidate you want in the primary election?

Right now in Florida, registered voters can only vote for the candidate running in the party they’re registered with. But that could change if one group gets its way. If voters agree to an “open primary,” it would give thousands of no-party affiliation voters, often referred to as independents, a chance to vote. No party… Read more »