- Independent Voters Everywhere, Really (By SARAH LYONS, SW News Herald - Chicago) Pew Research Center released a survey recently which was encouragingly called “Beyond Red vs. Blue.” Encouraging, that is, for the growing number of Americans eager to find a way out of the partisanship which has come to dominate public policy making at nearly every level of government.
- VIDEO: Jackie Salit at New York City Independence Party Spring Chairman's Reception Celebrates South Carolina Open Primary
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NEW JERSEY PRIMARY
- Tuesday Elections Primarily a Formality for Local Madison Candidates (By Stuart Chirls, Madison Borough NJ Patch) Incumbent council member Sam Cerciello will vie for a second term as an Independent in the November general elections, after ending his earlier announced bid for mayor, also as an Independent. Voters can only vote in the party's primary in which they are registered. A flood of write-in votes notwithstanding, the primary is uncontested based on the candidates on the ballots.
- Not much drama in upcoming NJ primaries - Most districts have same incumbents (Written by Michael Symons, My Central Jersey | Statehouse Bureau) Independent voters can register as a member of the Democratic or Republican parties at their polling place.
- Uncontested Races Dominate Upcoming New Jersey Legislative Primaries (By Ballotpedia, Sac Bee) But with only 24 of 160 primaries requiring voters to choose between multiple contenders, 85% of candidates will automatically advance to the general election.