Monday, August 26, 2013

Florida Independent Fights for Top 2 Open Primaries to Include Independent Voters

Voter groups look to open political primaries in Florida

By   /   August 26, 2013  /
By Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog
MIAMI — Florida Independent Voting.Org wants to change the way political party primaries are conducted in the Sunshine State.

Florida and 18 other states have closed primary. That means only people registered with a political party may cast ballots in primary elections, where party candidates are chosen for the general election. But FIV says that locks out 40 percent of voters from the primary process.

The group is promoting its ‘Top 2 Open Primaries’ that seeks to “put the power back into the hands of voters instead of political parties.”

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