December arguments set on primary proposal

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 3 about whether it should sign off on a proposed constitutional amendment that would make major changes in the state’s primary-election system. The court issued an order Friday scheduling the arguments on the proposal by the political committee All Voters Vote. The committee needs Supreme Court approval… Read more »

It’s time for Florida to change the way we vote in primaries | Commentary

Voters often complain they don’t have enough good choices on their ballots. They see two candidates listed, but don’t like either one. It’s like being asked to choose between a groin injury and a fungal infection. Well, people are tired of voting for fungal infections, which is why Floridians may get to vote next year… Read more »

Burhans: Proposal lets all voters vote

State Sen. Joe Gruters recently wrote of his opposition to the proposed All Voters Vote Amendment. His column illustrates a number of misconceptions about the proposal, begging this response. All Voters Vote is a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution designed to allow all qualified registered voters to vote in primaries for the Florida Legislature,… Read more »

All voters vote? The parties aren’t so sure about that | Cotterell

If there’s one thing Democrats and Republicans can unite behind, it’s the idea that what’s good for them is good for Florida — for America, for history, for all of humanity. That’s why the open-primary idea fails any time some naive legislator files such a bill in the Legislature, and why it took a public petition campaign to get it… Read more »

All Voters Vote ballot initiative looks to end Florida’s closed primary system

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… Read more »