Independent Voter Project

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Demand Representation!

Help Stop The Funding Of Private Party Primaries With Our Public Tax Dollars!

When we get 5,000 voters from a given state, we will do a complete legal analysis on the viability of filing a lawsuit in that state

No Taxation Without Representation

In 2012 taxpayers paid over $100 million for party conventions, plus another $400 million to fund private primary elections. You pay for these private party expenses even if you aren't allowed to vote!

To the Major Parties, You Don't Matter

Over 90% of elections are decided during primaries, but because of restrictive elections laws only 10% of people participate. You should not have to join a party to exercise your right to vote.

Parties Monopolized Control of Elections

Both parties have abused the legal system to keep non-partisan voters from participating in primary elections. Party-appointed judges have shaped court precedent to protect party interests.

How Do You Take Back Control?

IVP, on behalf of New Jersey voters from across the political spectrum, has filed a lawsuit currently in the Federal Third Circuit Court of appeals defending the fundamental right to a meaningful vote.

If you believe that elections should be held for people, not private political parties then please take 30 seconds to sign the petition today!


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  • signed 2016-07-28 07:30:41 -0700
    The election process has been hijacked by the elite. Time to do something about that!
  • signed 2016-07-28 00:59:40 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-28 00:59:32 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-27 20:37:22 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-27 20:19:19 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-27 20:13:31 -0700
    Our representatives should be accountable to people, not parties.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-27 17:18:19 -0700
    Our representatives should be accountable to people, not parties.
  • signed 2016-07-27 17:17:07 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-27 13:06:02 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-27 00:50:26 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • @snakeman2424 tweeted link to this page. 2016-07-26 21:59:34 -0700
  • signed 2016-07-26 21:27:25 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-26 08:48:25 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-25 21:22:46 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-25 17:08:36 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-25 12:32:32 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-25 12:20:19 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-25 11:39:55 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-25 08:53:31 -0700
    Our representatives should be accountable to people, not parties.
  • signed 2016-07-25 08:53:09 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-25 04:16:07 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-24 19:45:05 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-24 19:12:35 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-24 18:18:06 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed via 2016-07-24 15:02:58 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-24 14:36:12 -0700
    Our representatives should be accountable to people, not parties.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-24 14:07:21 -0700
    Our representatives should be accountable to people, not parties.
  • signed 2016-07-24 14:06:50 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.
  • signed 2016-07-24 11:47:53 -0700
    The health of democracy demands integrity from candidates and officials. That integrity includes supporting reforms which encourage of all candidates to run on the ballot as and remain nonpartisan independents.


    I. STRENGTHENING THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS


    An Omnibus Democracy Act will include the following provisions:


    ◾Universal Voter Registration with Compulsory Vote: Students will automatically be registered to vote when they turn the age of suffrage, and it will be a misdemeanor to abstain from voting on an election ballot.

    ◾Election Week Holiday: Rather than Election Day, honor an Election Week in which people can find time to vote at their polling locations, and make that week a national holiday. Students will vote during school time.

    ◾Age 12 Suffrage: Youths face increasingly difficult problems today. Allow them to vote when they reach the age of twelve years.

    ◾Ranked Choice Voting: Voters will rank their top three choices during primaries and the general election, rather than choosing only one candidate.

    ◾Open Primary Trifecta: Parties will no longer be listed on primary ballots, and the top three vote-getters will advance to the general election.

    ◾Fair Districting: All state Supreme Courts will have a totally non-partisan commission dedicated to drawing proportional constituent districts.

    ◾Local Publicate Recognition: Congress will recognize correct local publicates with a comprehensive overview of standard diminutive publicates (municipalities and townships) and ordinancial publicates (counties). Each ordinancial publicate will have a Council comprised of 3 councilors per ward (lower chamber) and 1 deputy per ward (upper chamber) to enact minor local laws. Each ordinancial publicate will also have 3 Commissioners to act as the executive power, and have a Compliance Court of Environmental Integrity. There will also be between 5 and 7 State Area Assemblies per state, which cover parts of a state and can pass resolutions for their area.

    ◾Direct Election of the Vice President: The Vice President of the United States will be elected separately from the President, and will be mandated to solely preside over the United States Senate.


    II. STREAMLINING THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH


    A restructuring of the Cabinet, or “streamlining,” will combine the functions of multiple offices to make for less bureaucracy. The following offices will be recognized as Cabinet-level or co-rank:


    ◾Office of the Secretarian, for United States Society

    ◾Office of the Diplomat, for United States Diplomacy

    ◾Office of the Treasurer, for United States Treasury

    ◾Office of the Infrastructor, for United States Infrastructure

    ◾Office of the Chief, for United States Army

    ◾Office of the Chief, for United States Navy

    ◾Office of the Vice President

    ◾Co-rank: National Education Council

    ◾Co-rank: National University Council

    ◾Co-rank: National Environmental Council

    ◾Co-rank: National Replanting Initiative

    ◾Co-rank: National Exploration Initiative

    ◾Co-rank: National Waste Council

    ◾Co-rank: Presidential Advisory Council & Domain
  • signed 2016-07-24 09:42:11 -0700
    Systematically, the parties made the primary election THE most important stage of the overall election process through a combination of clever redistricting and careful rewriting of state election laws.


    As a result, when the November general election comes around, voter’s choices of candidates on the ballot have been pre-determined and “legitimized” by the very few partisans who voted in their party’s primary.


    In many states, this means if you are a registered independent or unaffiliated you’ve had absolutely no voice in choosing who appears on the general election ballot. As a result, often times less than 5% of the electorate is actually deciding who represents 100% of that district or state.


    That makes no sense.


    Elections should serve people. Not parties.


    Equally as concerning is that we are conducting our public election process for the private benefit of two increasingly unrepresentative parties.