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A Healthy Democratic Process Requires Real Competition | Independent Voter NewsA Healthy Democratic Process Requires Real Competition | Independent Voter News

I am a fourth generation South Dakotan and a lifelong Republican.

Two Reasons to be Cheerful About Lobbyists | Independent Voter NewsTwo Reasons to be Cheerful About Lobbyists | Independent Voter News

After sixteen years in the South Dakota Legislature, Senator Deb Peters announced her resignation to take a job with the state's healthcare association.

The Citizen Ballot Initiative Process Is Under Attack | Independent Voter NewsThe Citizen Ballot Initiative Process Is Under Attack | Independent Voter News

These states include Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Washington. Florida has already made the ballot measure process more cumbersome for reform advocates across the political spectrum.

June's 'Super Tuesday' Proves Vote-at-Home Works, Advocates Say | Independent Voter NewsJune's 'Super Tuesday' Proves Vote-at-Home Works, Advocates Say | Independent Voter News

Four states -- Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island -- postponed their primary elections to June 2 to allow voters an extended opportunity to request absentee ballots, while DC, Iowa, Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota largely increased their

Saving the Voting Rights Act: Virginia as a case study for reform | Independent Voter NewsSaving the Voting Rights Act: Virginia as a case study for reform | Independent Voter News

And four — Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota and Washington —. elect all their legislators. to seats in multimember districts.

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

Nine Democrats have announced their campaigns since December, many of whose announcements went under the radar because the lack of media coverage: Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IndianaJulian Castro, former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and former HUD

2020 and Beyond: The View from County Road T | Independent Voter News2020 and Beyond: The View from County Road T | Independent Voter News

A friend of mine who was mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota some years back likes to hum the theme from the old Green Acres television show when he sees me.

Abolishing The Electoral College Could Have Many Unintended Consequences | Independent Voter NewsAbolishing The Electoral College Could Have Many Unintended Consequences | Independent Voter News

While California has the largest agricultural industry of the 50 states by annual agricultural cash receipts, its per capital food output is a blip next to that of Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Arkansas, and Idaho.

50 Ways the Democratic and Republican Parties Are The Same | Independent Voter News50 Ways the Democratic and Republican Parties Are The Same | Independent Voter News

In 1986, the Supreme Court allowed the Republican Party of Connecticut to include independents in its primaries, despite the state's closed primary law, and today, in South Dakota's congressional primaries, Democrats allow unaffiliated voters to participate

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

A sweeping election reform measure has been removed from the November ballot following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling Tuesday.