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Steve Goodale | Independent Voter NewsSteve Goodale | Independent Voter News

Steve Goodale. A dual US/UK citizen, Steve grew up in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina before moving to London as an adult. He now works as a digital marketing consultant and in his spare time is the webmaster and World Editor for News Growl.

Supreme Court Reaffirms It Will Not Protect Voters from Partisan Gerrymandering | Independent Voter NewsSupreme Court Reaffirms It Will Not Protect Voters from Partisan Gerrymandering | Independent Voter News

as a three-judge panel had ordered in May. The Supreme Court had put the panel’s ruling on hold ahead of its rulings, issued the next month, in two major gerrymandering cases from Maryland and North Carolina. The justices in June dealt a major blow to

Is SCOTUS About to Finally Give Voters a Win on Gerrymandering? | Independent Voter NewsIs SCOTUS About to Finally Give Voters a Win on Gerrymandering? | Independent Voter News

partisan district-drawing cases in both Maryland and North Carolina, the already hot topic of gerrymandering grew even more fiery, with both sides anxious to see what the nation’s highest court does - or doesn’t do - to intervene. Last year, the court

New Study Says Nonpartisan Primaries 'Most Likely' to  Disrupt Political Monopoly in Baltimore | Independent Voter NewsNew Study Says Nonpartisan Primaries 'Most Likely' to Disrupt Political Monopoly in Baltimore | Independent Voter News

Baltimore’s mayoral elections. This reform would increase turnout and electoral competition.". The. Abell Foundation. published Warshaw's study just in time for Maryland's June 2 primary. In it, Warshaw examines three problems he identified with Baltimore elections

Eyes on 2020: Independents to Call on Candidates to Demand Open Presidential Primaries | Independent Voter NewsEyes on 2020: Independents to Call on Candidates to Demand Open Presidential Primaries | Independent Voter News

are advocates for open primaries: Bernie Sanders, John Delaney, and Eric Swalwell on the Democratic side, and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and potentially Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on the GOP side. Add to this list Howard Schultz, who is

PODCAST: Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic | Independent Voter NewsPODCAST: Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic | Independent Voter News

challenges of our current partisan political environment and how to address them. In 2018, Mr. Simon ran as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate for the State of Maryland. He polled well and even made it into a debate before political power and money

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

Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Wyoming call for adopting ranked choice voting for all state and federal offices, as Maine did via referendum in 2016. Bills in Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, and Virginia would give local governments

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

Michigan to lower the registration requirements there, and for state courts in Massachusetts and Maryland to do the same. However, in California, Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Attorney General Xavier Becerra have taken the position that we should have

19 States Where It Is Never Too Late to Register to Vote | Independent Voter News19 States Where It Is Never Too Late to Register to Vote | Independent Voter News

same day-places are reliably in Biden's corner: California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C. Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Vermont and Washington. Another regularly blue state, New Mexico, will institute same-day registration starting next year. Idaho

New Poll: Way More Voters Want to Cast a Ballot Early in 2020 | Independent Voter NewsNew Poll: Way More Voters Want to Cast a Ballot Early in 2020 | Independent Voter News

or after getting to a drop box or the post office to return an absentee envelope, according to a Washington Post-University of Maryland. poll. released Thursday. Four years ago, four in 10 voters cast their ballots ahead of time. The anticipated surge of