Column: Amendment would end many closed primaries in favor of unitary elections like Duval

Should every registered voter be allowed to vote? 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 Florida House or Senate member or for governor or Cabinet members, as stunning as it sounds, the truth… Read more »

Should every registered voter be allowed to vote?

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’s closed primaries disenfranchise registered voters

In the General Election of 2020, Amendment 3, “All Voters Vote” will be on the ballot. The amendment changes how the state conducts primaries. In an open primary, all registered voters receive the same ballot. In a closed primary, a voter must be registered as one of three categories: Democratic, Republican, or minor party/no party… Read more »

Say “YES!” to Amendments 2 and 3 on Florida’s November ballot | Editorial

“Power to the people” has never been put to better use than in two of the constitutional amendments on Florida’s November ballot. They deserve “Yes” from every voter. Amendment 2 raises Florida’s minimum wage, presently $8.56 per hour, to $10 next September and by a dollar more each year until reaching $15 in 2026. From… Read more »

Open primaries will benefit minority voters | Opinion

This November, Florida voters have the chance to expand the voting rights of all registered voters by supporting “All Voters Vote” — Amendment 3. As a Black woman and a physician who grew up in the social isolation of poverty in the Black community of South Philadelphia, I support Joe Biden’s decision to choose Kamala… Read more »