Push For Open Primary Begins In Florida As NPA & Independent Voters Gain More Clout

A non-partisan organization wants to change the way Florida’s elected officials are chosen. They’re tired of partisanship and say the best way to address it is to make candidates appeal to a broader electorate. That means tapping in to the state’s nearly 2.9 million No Party Affiliated voters, who are largely locked out of state… Read more »

Group proposes amendment to open Florida’s primaries to all voters

  TALLAHASSEE — Armed with data showing that the fastest growing segment of Florida’s electorate is choosing no party affiliation, a bipartisan group of activists is pushing for a constitutional amendment to open Florida’s closed primary system to all voters. The All Voters Vote amendment will be delivered Wednesday to the Florida Division of Elections… Read more »

Fla. Supreme Court set to hear write-in candidate challenge

Grappling with legal issues that emerged during the 2014 elections, the Florida Supreme Court next week will hear arguments about residency requirements for write-in candidates. A write-in legal dispute led the Florida House in November to decide against seating former Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, for a House seat that he appeared to have won. That led to… Read more »