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 »

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 »