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Sarah Lyons. Sarah Lyons is the Director of Communications at IndependentVoting.org, a national association of independents. She is a native of Oregon and resides in New York City.

Pro-Voter Groups Stand Up for Safer, Fairer Elections in This Crisis | Independent Voter NewsPro-Voter Groups Stand Up for Safer, Fairer Elections in This Crisis | Independent Voter News

Independent Party of Oregon Makes History with New Voting Method. The third-largest political party in Oregon is answering the question: Can political parties conduct their own primary elections? The short answer: Yes, and the party is using this freedom

4 States Get Closer to Advancing Anti-Gerrymandering Initiatives to November Ballot | Independent Voter News4 States Get Closer to Advancing Anti-Gerrymandering Initiatives to November Ballot | Independent Voter News

is the last chance Arkansas, Nevada, North Dakota and Oregon have to make the switch to an independent redistricting commission before maps are redrawn for the new decade. But the Covid-19 pandemic has made gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot

Beware The Harvest: What Tops the 6 Downsides of an All-Mail Election | Independent Voter NewsBeware The Harvest: What Tops the 6 Downsides of an All-Mail Election | Independent Voter News

by mail: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It took them many years to develop their systems, safeguards and capacity to make such all-mail-in elections possible. There are a few salient problems with this national push to move ballots to the

The Biggest Stories You've Missed This Month to End the Two-Party Duopoly | Independent Voter NewsThe Biggest Stories You've Missed This Month to End the Two-Party Duopoly | Independent Voter News

system and transform its electoral process nationwide. It could build on the tremendous momentum the reform community continues to see. The Independent Party of Oregon to Make History with Brand New Voting System. For the first time in history, STAR

New Book: The Need for Political Innovation Greater Now Than before Pandemic | Independent Voter NewsNew Book: The Need for Political Innovation Greater Now Than before Pandemic | Independent Voter News

of democracy is how reformers figure out what proposals are needed to best serve voters. Results Are In For First Election to Use STAR Voting. The Independent Part of Oregon made history by being the first to use STAR (Score Then Automatic Runoff) voting

4 New Voting Methods to Unrig the US Political Process | Independent Voter News4 New Voting Methods to Unrig the US Political Process | Independent Voter News

introduced in Oregon, and. garnered enough signatures in Lane County. to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. The measure, however, was defeated by a small margin of votes. Advocates say that when you look at 5 qualities of reform (Equality, Honesty

Fact Check: Can Mail-In Ballots Be Sent to the Wrong Address? | Independent Voter NewsFact Check: Can Mail-In Ballots Be Sent to the Wrong Address? | Independent Voter News

distinction from "everyone") a ballot without a request. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Colorado, Hawaii, Utah, Washington and Oregon were already vote-by-mail states. But now California, Nevada and Vermont will also automatically send ballots to registered voters

Wide-Ranging Better Elections Amendment Removed from North Dakota Ballot | Independent Voter NewsWide-Ranging Better Elections Amendment Removed from North Dakota Ballot | Independent Voter News

are the only two states in which voters will decide this fall whether to approve redistricting reform measures. Oregon also attempted to get an anti-gerrymandering initiative on the ballot, but those efforts were. blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court. On the

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

five states — Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington — that now send everyone a ballot for all elections. Eight states are planning to send absentee ballot applications to all registered voters this fall as a way of encouraging as many people as