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Oz Griebel. Oz Griebel is Executive Director of the SAM Task Force in Connecticut and ran for Connecticut Governor in 2016 as an independent.

These 24 States Have Already Made Voting Easier in 2020 | Independent Voter NewsThese 24 States Have Already Made Voting Easier in 2020 | Independent Voter News

possible to vote-by-mail in November. Three on this roster —. Michigan, Wisconsin. and. Iowa. — look to be hotly contested in the presidential race. The others are reliably blue. Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland. and. New Mexico. Five states have

Kentucky latest to expand mail voting in response to pandemic | Independent Voter NewsKentucky latest to expand mail voting in response to pandemic | Independent Voter News

during the pandemic. Thirty-four states allow everyone to vote absentee without citing a reason, a number that has increased rapidly in recent years. Kentucky's move leaves just six — Connecticut, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas

Independent Voter Project Files Brief Supporting Lawsuit Against Bipartisan Debate Commission | Independent Voter NewsIndependent Voter Project Files Brief Supporting Lawsuit Against Bipartisan Debate Commission | Independent Voter News

% rule. They include retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis, former Nebraska Governor and Senator Joseph Robert Kerrey, former Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman, No Labels co-founder and former Connecticut attorney general Clarine Nardi Riddle, No Labels

3 More States Expand Access to Absentee Voting | Independent Voter News3 More States Expand Access to Absentee Voting | Independent Voter News

for the Aug. 11 primary — and a quarter of them have already done so. Connecticut. The state Supreme Court cleared the way for widespread mail voting in the primary, also Aug. 11, by dismissing a lawsuit from four Republican congressional candidates who

Disappointing, But Not Unexpected: Court Leaves Gerrymandering Reform to States; So Let’s Get to Work | Independent Voter NewsDisappointing, But Not Unexpected: Court Leaves Gerrymandering Reform to States; So Let’s Get to Work | Independent Voter News

Chairman of the SAM Party of New York and ran for New York Lieutenant Governor in 2016 as a SAM candidate. Oz Griebel is Executive Director of the SAM Task Force in Connecticut and ran for Connecticut Governor in 2016 as an independent. Learn more at

2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News

ranked choice voting (RCV) has been a key part of this conversation in state legislatures from Massachusetts to Hawaii. RCV has made the agenda on 14 states and counting. The bills vary in their scope and history: those in in Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois

It’s Common Sense: Let Californians Speak in a Safe Way | Independent Voter NewsIt’s Common Sense: Let Californians Speak in a Safe Way | Independent Voter News

registrations. If they don’t renounce their lawyers’ court-room positions, we are calling on Gov. Newsom to do what governors in Illinois, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington State have done in lowering registration requirements because

79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News

five states with the lowest percentages of incumbents in contested primaries include: 44. Connecticut. 43. Maine. 42. Iowa. 41. Colorado. 41. North Dakota. The maps below show a partisan breakdown between Democratic and Republican incumbents. States shaded

Will New England States Bolster Ranked Choice Voting in 2019? | Independent Voter NewsWill New England States Bolster Ranked Choice Voting in 2019? | Independent Voter News

Connecticut. Success in these states could further bolster efforts in several other states trying to get RCV on the 2020 ballot. People interested in nonpartisan reform will be watching to see if momentum slows down after a historic 2018 election year