The Fulcrum: Read OP President John Opdycke’s new Brash Tacks entry
BREAKING: We successfully defeated closed primary efforts in Virginia! Open primaries remain the law in VA!
Pantagraph.com: OP President John Opdycke weighs in on how Illinois’ primary system can discourage full participation because many voters fear the real-life implications from having to publicly declare their choice of party at the ballot box.
Texas Monthly: Despite the data on crossover voting, the GOP in Texas are trying to close primaries to better ensure the candidates the party picks (not the people!) move on to the general election
IVN: Bucking Historic Trends, Independent Voter ID Goes Up in ‘High Stakes’ Election Year.
Denver Post: A Federal Court in Colorado has upheld the state’s open primary allowing hundreds of thousands of independent voters the right to vote this election year.
BREAKING: The West Virginia GOP voted to close the primaries in 2026. If this goes through–nearly 300,000 Independent voters in WV will be shut out from participating in many of the most important races in the state.
ST. Louis Dispatch: Check out this explosive new piece that covers many of the exciting open primary campaigns around the country.
WATCH:Coronation or Competition: a conversation w/ Congressman & Presidential Candidate Dean Phillips
BREAKING: Louisiana Legislature has voted to move to closed party primary elections for some offices beginning in 2026. These closed primaries will cost LA taxpayers an additional $90,000,000.
BREAKING: The GOP in Colorado is trying to bar unaffiliated voters from primary elections
WATCH: The View’s Sara Haines thinks it’s time independents get to vote in primaries
WATCH: Election experts and reform leaders Margaret Kobos and OP Senior VP Jeremy Gruber discuss the campaign to let all Oklahomans vote
OPINION: Voters in Florida are speaking up–thousands have contacted their legislators demanding that there be a change to the write-in loophole that locks out millions of Floridians.
USAToday: In NH, democracy is the top issue for voters
BREAKING: Support for the amendment to open the primaries in South Dakota continues to grow!
NBC News: 6 states are rethinking how they run their primaries in 2024
The Fulcrum: Welcome to brash tacks: there’s magic in an open primary system! Check out John Opdycke’s new monthly column in The Fulcrum– highlighting the work of AZ leader and reformer Paul Johnson this month!
The Hill: Open primaries makes the Hill’s top 5 ballot measures to watch NATIONALLY in 2024!
REMINDER MAINERS: Maine now has semi open primaries–unenrolled voters can now participate in the upcoming 2024 primaries!
WATCH: Can One of the Nation’s Biggest Political Battlegrounds Lead the Way on Pro-Voter Reform?
BREAKING: Idahoans for Open Primaries’ campaign to get open primaries on the ballot in Idaho have gotten 50% of their signature goal!
DONATE: Please consider making a tax deductible end of year gift today to go directly towards our 2024 efforts.
GOVERNING: Opening Up Primary Elections Is a Voting Rights Issue Read OP Senior VP Jeremy Gruber’s latest piece
Times Free Press: Tennessee HAS open primaries. The TN GOP introducing the “polling place sign bill” is trying to scare voters so that they can drive participation numbers down. Do not be intimidated!
BREAKING: A second closed primary bill has been introduced in Ohio. Forcing voters to register into a party in order to participate in primaries is unAmerican and wrong.
WATCH: ASU’s Thom Relly on the rise of Independent voters in Arizona–now AZ’s LARGEST voting bloc!
REGISTER: Our next virtual discussion: Can Arizona Lead the Way on Democratic Reform? Tuesday December 12th at 3pm ET.
WATCH: What to know about a proposal that could change elections in South Dakota
Would Oklahomans approve a change in the state’s primary election system?
BREAKING NEWS: Exciting new lawsuit has been filed in Tennessee by the LWV challenging the unlawful attempt to bar independent voters from the state’s open primary.
NEW STUDY: Finds that 65% of New Yorkers want open primaries
IVN: To Be Truly Open, More Reform Is Needed to Maine Primaries
OPINION: Better government with better elections
PENN LIVE: Former Chairs of the PA Republican and Democratic parties Alan Novak and T.J. Rooney urge legislators to embrace initiatives under consideration that would repeal closed primaries and open up the system to ALL PA voters.
OPINION: Independents drive political change
MSN.com: Our country needs us to participate in and defend its democracy at home.
GOOD NEWS: A filing mistake by DC Democrats could doom their efforts to block an open primaries initiative!
WATCH: Young Voters Stand Up for Open Primaries
Have you registered for our next Virtual Discussion yet? Young Voters Stand Up for Open Primaries
Nevada Independent: No wonder people are registering as Independents
Ballotpedia: Last year, independent voters became the largest group of voters in the state of NC. Now, North Carolina lawmakers made independent voter participation in partisan primaries a permanent feature of state election law!
Watch: South Dakota Open Primaries petition drive to get open primaries on the ballot hit a major milestone!
Texas Monthly: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry GOP
Nonpartisan voters are now the largest bloc of voters in Nevada
For the first time ever, 2 open primary bills have passed through a State Assembly Committee and are heading towards a full vote of the body! Help us get this campaign to the next level–make a special donation TODAY!
WATCH: Fighting for Open Primaries in Democratic Party Strongholds: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly