Independent Voter Project
Is It Time To Empower Colorado’s Independent Voters?
If you were to go back in time to create a voting system for Colorado and someone stood up and said, “Let’s design it so that more than a third of the electorate doesn’t get to help choose finalists for the general election,” you’d probably hoot the fellow out of the gathering.
So argued Kent Thiry, CEO of Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners, in a speech Tuesday at the City Club of Denver — and he has a point.
More than a third of Colorado voters are unaffiliated, with their ranks swelling by the year. And yet to participate in June’s primary, which determines who appears on November’s ballot, they first have to register as a Democrat or Republican. Thiry is one of a growing number of observers who believe such requirements bias the process in unhealthy ways.
Read the full story on the Denver Post