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Will This Critical Battleground State Open Its Presidential Primaries in 2020? | Independent Voter NewsWill This Critical Battleground State Open Its Presidential Primaries in 2020? | Independent Voter News

of the Florida Democratic Party has committed over two million dollars for a voter registration drive, but doesn't support opening Florida’s primaries to the 3.6 million registered independent voters who are currently locked out. Stay Informed. Get our exclusive. Nonpartisan Reform Report. delivered to your inbox twice a month. Comments. Auto Pager Link

Initiative Launched to Open Primaries to 3.5 Million Disenfranchised Floridians | Independent Voter NewsInitiative Launched to Open Primaries to 3.5 Million Disenfranchised Floridians | Independent Voter News

Up Next. Open Primaries. Initiative Launched to Open Primaries to 3.5 Million Disenfranchised Floridians. March 7, 2019. All Voters Vote (AVV) launched an initiative to allow all voters access to taxpayer-funded primary elections in Florida. State law

In Florida: Felons Can Vote in Presidential Primaries, But Not Independents | Independent Voter NewsIn Florida: Felons Can Vote in Presidential Primaries, But Not Independents | Independent Voter News

Up Next. Open Primaries. In Florida: Felons Can Vote in Presidential Primaries, But Not Independents. October 22, 2019. A federal judge recently decided to. temporary block a state law. that would impose a financial requirement on criminals released from

Steve Hough | Independent Voter NewsSteve Hough | Independent Voter News

Steve Hough. Steve became politically active after retiring six years ago. As a lifelong independent he promotes open primaries. He became the director of Florida Fair and Open Primaries in March 2017.

Is Ranked Choice Voting Coming to Jacksonville, Fla.? | Independent Voter NewsIs Ranked Choice Voting Coming to Jacksonville, Fla.? | Independent Voter News

Up Next. New Voting Methods. Is Ranked Choice Voting Coming to Jacksonville, Fla. August 27, 2019. An exciting new grassroots effort is underway in Jacksonville Florida to bring ranked choice voting to future municipal elections. Even though Florida is a

American History Is Black History: Overcoming The Politics of Division | Independent Voter NewsAmerican History Is Black History: Overcoming The Politics of Division | Independent Voter News

to come together in new majorities. A moving example is Florida's recent passage of enfranchisement of the formerly incarcerated. Since 1868 Florida’s constitution has banned anyone convicted of a felony from voting. This law was established to punish

Organizations, Lawmakers Push for Open Primaries as Crowded 2020 Field Emerges | Independent Voter NewsOrganizations, Lawmakers Push for Open Primaries as Crowded 2020 Field Emerges | Independent Voter News

Florida to Alaska. Speaking of Florida, Open Primaries and Florida Fair and Open Primaries released the results of a statewide survey that shows overwhelming support for the implementation of a nonpartisan, top-two open primary similar to the systems in

2019 Anti-Corruption Awards Honors Three Political Disrupters | Independent Voter News2019 Anti-Corruption Awards Honors Three Political Disrupters | Independent Voter News

challenge the status quo and fight for systemic change. This year’s event honored. Jane Kleeb. , Katie Fahey. and. Adrian Fontes. The evening’s hosts included: Jenn Bullock, founder of Independent Pennsylvanians; Steve Hough, director of Florida Fair and

OPINION: Lincoln Was Wrong; Government Of, By, & For The People Was Always Aspirational | Independent Voter NewsOPINION: Lincoln Was Wrong; Government Of, By, & For The People Was Always Aspirational | Independent Voter News

government of, by, and for the people in the first place. Another hundred years went by before the Constitution was amended to extend voting rights to most citizens. Fifty more years passed before the state of Florida would extend voting rights to ex

Suicide by Stupidity? Arizona Democrats Close the Presidential Primary | Independent Voter NewsSuicide by Stupidity? Arizona Democrats Close the Presidential Primary | Independent Voter News

guard to control its turf. At the state committee meeting, it was younger members and many members of color who stood with Fontes, while he was shut down from the podium in the middle of his explanation of the resolution. Florida is making similarly stupid