WHY OPEN PRIMARIES?

THE ORGANIZATION

  • LEADERSHIP: We are the nation’s leading experts on primary elections. We launched and have led the fight for reform for over 15 years.
  • ORGANIZING: We work with activists and leaders across the country to develop and support campaigns for change.
  • EDUCATION: We work to ensure that the public and policymakers are empowered with the information and tools they need to change the system.
  • BUILDING: We’re building a movement to let all voters vote in every publicly funded election.

THE ISSUE

  • FAIRNESS: Millions of independent voters--the fastest growing segment of the electorate--are excluded from voting in closed partisan primaries.
  • PUBLIC FUNDING: Primary elections are publicly funded and administered. No American should be required to join a political party in order to vote in a public election.
  • VOTER CHOICE: Voters want to be able to choose from among all the candidates. Closed partisan primaries don't allow that.
  • BETTER OUTCOMES: Elected officials perform better when competition is increased and they are incentivized to listen to their entire constituencies, not just partisan primary voters.

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