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  • San Diego Says NO To Special Election: Win For Independent Voter Project

    Respecting the will of voters logged a big win in San Diego this week, and the Independent Voter Project is proud that its sponsorship of Measure L played an integral role in the discussion. In a 5-4 vote, the San Diego City Council made a powerful statement in denying the request by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to put two measures before voters for a costly special election this November,...
  • San Diego Says NO To Special Election: Win For Independent Voter Project

    San Diego, CALIF. – Respecting the will of voters logged a big win in San Diego this week, and the Independent Voter Project is proud that its sponsorship of Measure L played an integral role in the discussion. In a 5-4 vote, the San Diego City Council made a powerful statement in denying the request by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to put two measures before voters...
  • Legal Battle Against Presidential Debate Commission Rages On

    The legal battle against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) entered a new chapter this week. Plaintiffs in Level the Playing Field, et. al. v. FEC recently filed a second complaint, arguing that the FEC continues to ignore a “mountain of evidence” against the debate commission, and is acting “arbitrarily and capriciously and contrary to law.”   Read the FULL STORY on IVN.us.
  • Chad Peace, Attorney for the Independent Voter Project, Leads Discussion at Election Reform Gathering

    Last night, the newly-formed San Diegans for Election Reform held their first Election Reform Update. Chad Peace, attorney for the Independent Voter Project, brought the group up to speed on both the history of election law as well as current options for future election reform. The group had come prepared with thoughtful questions and a lively discussion ensued.  Watch the full video on the Independent Voter...
  • San Diego Election Reform Bill Passes State Assembly

    A bill that better aligns San Diego County elections with local, state, and federal elections passed the California State Assembly Monday. Assembly Bill 901, authored by Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), and supported by the Independent Voter Project, was approved on the floor, 51-24. AB 901 would allow San Diego County, through proposition by county supervisors or a petition of 10%...
  • Letter of Support for San Diego County Top-Two Primary Bill, AB 901

    Dear Chairman Berman, As a lifelong resident of San Diego and a founding member of Independent Voter Project (IVP), I have been asked to share my support, and that of IVP, for Assembly Bill 901, which seeks to ensure that Board of Supervisor candidates are selected in the general election when the most people vote. San Diego is one of the most geographically, ethnically, and...
  • Letter of Opposition to California No Party Preference Voter/Partisan Primary Elections Bill, AB 837

    Dear Chairman Berman, On behalf of the Independent Voter Project (IVP), I am writing in opposition to Assembly Bill 837. AB 837 does not solve the constitutional issues with California’s current presidential primaries: The California Constitution calls for an “open presidential primary.” After California Democratic Party v. Jones invalidated the old blanket primary in 2000, the state reverted back to a semi-closed system. AB 837...
  • Ineffective Reforms Won't Fix Presidential Primary in CA

    On Wednesday, representatives from the Independent Voter Project went to Sacramento to voice their opposition to Assembly Bill 837. The bill, brought by Assemblymember Evan Low, is geared toward educating no party preference voters on how to participate in the state’s semi-closed primary elections. While the Independent Voter Project is strongly in favor of increasing voter education, their opposition to the bill stems from the...
  • IVP Co-Hosts Election Reform Meeting in Kansas City

    Independent Voter Project was proud to co-host an important meeting among reformers including the Centrist Project, Level the Playing Field, Represent.us, FairVote, the Bridge Alliance, and former independent candidate for Senate Greg Orman. They were joined by independent-minded individuals and members of nonpartisan organizations from across the country. Perhaps what is more important than anything we can do individually, is to recognize our collective strength...
  • Letter of Support for Alaska Nonpartisan Top-Two Primary Bill, HB 200

    Dear Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, On behalf of the Independent Voter Project (IVP), I am writing in support of House Bill 200. HB 200 would ensure that taxpayer-funded and publicly-administered elections serve all Alaskan voters. Unlike a traditional partisan primary election system where the purpose is to elect a private nominee, the purpose of a nonpartisan primary is to narrow the field of candidates, regardless of...