Democrat? Republican? Nope. Youngest voters reject the parties

In Florida, independent voters can’t vote in primaries, and in Florida and in Duval County, the youngest voters are overwhelmingly refusing the Republican and Democratic parties. While about one in four Florida voters are independent, among voters 18 to 22, two out of five reject the major parties. These voters are more likely to reject… Read more »

Poll: Independent voters left out of the Florida primary are engaged and want to be included

As Florida voters head to the polls on Tuesday, an estimated 3.2 million registered voters — about 27 percent of the 12.3 million total — are shut out of influencing Florida’s choice. Independent or unaffiliated voters in Florida are not eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential primary — unless they decided months ago to switch… Read more »

Shut out of voting for president, Indie voters in Florida feels the state needs a more inclusive process for them

Florida’s current closed primary system means that the 3.25 million registered independents – roughly 27% of Florida’s voters, the fastest growing part of the electorate, are ineligible to cast their vote in the March 15th primary. As of Tuesday morning, over 690,000 Republicans and 541,000 Democrats have cast either in-person early votes or via absentee ballots. morning. In… Read more »

Independent Voters Will Soon Outnumber Republicans in California

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Monday released the first of three voter registration reports ahead of the June 7 primary election. The report shows that not only does the number of registered No Party Preference voters continue to grow, but the title of second largest voting bloc in California will not belong to the… Read more »

13 States Consider Expanding Use of Ranked Choice Voting in 2016

With a new year comes a new legislative session in state houses around the U.S. 2016 has seen state legislators nationwide use this opportunity to empower voters by introducing bills that create new uses of ranked choice voting (RCV) at the state and local levels. Just one month into this year’s session, at least 27… Read more »