Independent Voter Project

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Alabama

Primary Type

  • Open Partisan

Election Reform Initiatives

SB47: would allow voters to register any day prior to election day

SB45: would allow any person who is not serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment for the conviction of any felony offense is eligible to register and to vote

HB30: would require each county to provide early voting

HB79: would enact automatic voter registration with driver license issuance

Election Litigation

A lawsuit over Alabama’s voter identification law will go to trial Sept. 11, 2017, in Birmingham federal court.

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Let Bama Vote

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Alaska

Primary Type

  • Democratic, Libertarian, Independence congressional/state primaries: open
  • Republican congressional/state primaries: closed
  • Democratic, Libertarian, Independence presidential primaries: open
  • Republican presidential primary: closed

Election Reform Initiatives

  • HJR 11 asks the US Congress to overturn Citizens United and restore free and fair elections.

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 74,802, Green: 2,373 Independents: 14,464, Libertarian: 9,392, Moderate: 2,892 Nonpartisan: 78,189, Republican: 126,486, Undeclared: 177,219, Veterans: 1,758, Total: 487,575

Major Parties

Democratic, Independence, Libertarian, Republican

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Arizona

Primary Type

  • Congressional/State - Open partisan primary
  • Presidential - Closed

Election Reform Initiatives

  • HB 2350: Allows unaffiliated voters to vote in the partisan presidential primary elections
  • HB 2272: Establishes rules and procedures for ranked choice voting and specifications for election equipment.

Election Litigation

The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed suit against Maricopa County on June 2, after the county cut down the number of polling places for the presidential primary by 70 percent.

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Independent Redistricting Commission; Arizona Advocacy Network

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 1,106,514, Green: 7,198, Libertarian: 32,191, Republican: 1,259,956, Other: 1,240,263, Total: 3,646,122

Major Parties

Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Republican

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Arkansas

Primary Type

  • Open Partisan

Election Reform Initiatives

N/A

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Arkansas Neighbors Project

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian Republican

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California

Primary Type

  • Congressional - Nonpartisan open
  • Presidential - Semi-closed

Election Reform Initiatives

  • AB 84 and SB 568 would move California's primary from June to much earlier in the year
  • AB 1234 would limit campaign contributions from political party committees

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Independent Voter Project; Californians for Election Reform

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 45.1% Republican: 27.1% Other: 4.5% No Party Preference: 23.3%

Major Parties

Democratic, Green, Independent, Libertarian, Peace & Freedom, Republican

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Colorado

Primary Type

  • Congressional/State - Open partisan
  • Presidential - Open 

Election Reform Initiatives

  • SB 17-305 would implement Colorado's new open primary system.

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Let Colorado Vote

Party Registration Statistics

Constitution: 11,423, Democratic: 1,141,194, Green: 13,219, Libertarian: 43,441, Republican: 1,128,534, Unafiliated: 1,324,038, UNI: 950, Total: 3,662,799

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Connecticut

Primary Type

  • Closed

Election Reform Initiatives

  • HB 6153: Establishes ranked choice voting in federal, state, and municipal elections.
  • HB 5950: Creates a study on ranked choice voting.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Connecticut Voters Count

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 869,841, Republican: 492,224, Various Minor Parties: 29,632, Unafiliated/ Independent: 966,036, Total: 2,357,733

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Delaware

Primary Type

  • Closed

Election Reform Initiatives

  • HB 47 would remove the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 330,631 Independent Party: 5,597, Libertarian: 1,612, Other: 5,384, Republican: 194,920, Unaffiliated: 159,625, Total: 697,769

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

Related IVN News

N/A

Florida

Primary Type

  • Closed

Election Reform Initiatives

  • SJR 74: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to restore the rights to vote and hold office of certain convicted felons upon completion of sentence
  • HB 231: Nonpartisan Elections for State Attorneys and Public Defenders
  • SB 242: Presidential Elections based on National Popular Vote.

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform; Florida Fair Elections Coalition; Florida Fair and Open Primaries

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 4,905,705, Minor Party: 347,288, No Affiliation: 3,130,915, Republican: 4,575,277, Total: 12,959,185

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Georgia

Primary Type

  • Open Partisan

Election Reform Initiatives

  • SB 32: Allows overseas voters to use ranked choice voting for general, special, primary, and run-off elections.
  • HB 20: Establishes automatic registration of voters who obtain a driver’s license.

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

VoterGA

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

N/A

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Hawaii

Primary Type

  • Congressional and state primaries - open
  • Democratic presidential primary - open
  • Republican presidential primary - closed

Election Reform Initiatives

  • SB 106: Deletes references to party affiliations or nonpartisanship on primary, general, and special election ballots
  • HB 136: Establishes instant run off voting procedures
  • HB 179/SB 218: Establish ranked choice voting for special elections for Congressional races and county council members. 
  • SB 824: Provides a ranked choice method of voting.
  • SB 206: Provides for automatic voter registration at time of drivers license/ID issuance 

Election Litigation

The Supreme Court rejected an attempt by the Democratic party to close their currently open primaries. 

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

N/A

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SCOTUS Rejects Major Party Challenges to Open Primaries

Idaho

Primary Type

  • Democratic, Third Parties - Semi-Closed
  • Republican - Closed

Election Reform Initiatives

  • S1001: Establishes a "Top Two" Primary
  • H0059: Would award the state's electoral votes to the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates who win the most popular votes.

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

Constitution: 2,904, Democratic: 87,603, Libertarian: 6,270, Republican: 398,422, Unaffiliated: 302,356, Total: 797,556

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Illinois

Primary Type

  • Congressional/State Primaries - Open Partisan
  • Presidential - Open

Election Reform Initiatives

  • HB 105: Allows voters to register on election day.
  • SB 780: Would establish ranked choice voting for the offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer. 
  • HB 2917: Would allow local jurisdictions to adopt multi-winner ranked choice voting to resolve voting rights disputes.

Election Litigation

none currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Illinois Ballot Integrity Project; The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform

Party Registration Statistics

N/A (Nonpartisan Registration)

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Indiana

Primary Type

  • Open Partisan

Election Reform Initiatives

  • HB 1179:  Allows for same day voting/registration.
  • SB 529: Permits a municipality to implement ranked choice voting for all offices and permits a county to implement ranked choice voting for all offices.

Election Litigation

None currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Iowa

Primary Type

  • Closed, but voters can change party affiliation on day of election

Election Reform Initiatives

  • SF 33: Requires primary runoff for races where candidates get less than 35% of the vote.
  • SF 60: Eliminates straight ticket voting
  • HF 365: Allows former felons to vote
  • SF 348: Establishes ranked choice voting in primary and general elections for US Senate and House, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and state Senate and Assembly.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 657,735, Libertarian: 9,679, Republican: 690,284, No Party: 764,525, Other: 3134, Total: 2,125,356

Major Parties

Democratic, Libertarian, Republican

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Kansas

Primary Type

  • Congressional/State - Closed
  • Presidential - Caucus - Closed

Major Parties

Democratic, Libertarian, Republican

Related IVN News

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Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 408,601, Libertarian: 13,181, Republican: 760,159, Unaffiliated 523,596 Total: 1,705,537

Election Reform Initiatives

  • HB 2020: Allows registration on election day.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Kansas Federal Election Reform Advisory Council; The League of Women Voters

Kentucky

Primary Type

  • Closed

Major Parties

Democratic, Independent, Republican

Related IVN News

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Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 1,686,519, Republican: 1,350,224, Independent: 86,678, Libertarian: 7,773, Green: 1,763, Constitution: 479, Reform: 86, Social Worker’s: 112, Other: 180,260, Total: 3,313,872

Election Reform

  • SB 69: Allows certain convicted felons to vote.
  • H 157: Removes straight-ticket voting.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Kentucky People's Alliance

Louisiana

Primary Type

  • Congressional/State - None
  • Presidential - Closed

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

Related IVN News

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Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 1,686,519, Republican: 1,350,224, Independent: 86,678, Libertarian: 7,773, Green: 1,763, Constitution

Election Reform Initiatives

  • N/A

Election Litigation

None currently underway

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Maine

Primary Type

  • Congressional - Closed
  • Presidential - Closed Caucuses

Major Parties

Democratic, Green, Republican

Related IVN News

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Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 339951, Libertarian: 5662, Republican: 286503, Green: 44823, Unenrolled: 387319, Total: 1064258

Election Reform

  • HP 65: Unenrolled Voters To Cast Ballots in Primary Elections;
  • HP 114: Implements the National Popular Vote for President;
  • HP 228: allows a party to retain qualified party status if the party's nominee for President or Governor received at least 5% of the total votes cast in last general election

Election Litigation

Maine High Court Asked to Weigh in on Constitutionality of Ranked Choice Voting

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting

Maryland

Primary Type

Closed

Major Parties

Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Republican

Related IVN News

Judge: Partisan Gerrymandering a Cancer on our Democracy, Maryland State Senator Proposes Independent, Multi-member Congressional Districts

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 2,177,566; Republican: 1,029,896, Green: 9,359; Libertarian: 20,232; Unaffiliated: 695,443; Other: 32,522; Total Active: 3,965,018

Election Reform

  • HB 707- must have 10,000 registered voters in the state that must be affiliated with a political party as of December 31 each year in order for the political party to retain its status

Election Litigation

Benisek v Lamone

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Common Cause Maryland

Massachusetts

Primary Type

Mixed

Major Parties

Democratic, Libertarian, Republican

Related IVN News

Independent Voters

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 1,526,870 Republican: 479,237, Libertarian: 8,587 Political Designation: 47,176 Unenrolled: 2,424,979 Total: 4,486,849

Election Reform

S 394: AN ACT TO REMOVE UNFAIR INCUMBENT ADVANTAGE FROM THE BALLOT AND TO CHANGE "UNENROLLED" TO "INDEPENDENT". H.380: investigate the implementation of a “Top Two Primary system”

Election Litigation

Status: Litigation pending. The ACLU filed a challenge on Nov. 2 to Massachusetts’s law that requires voters to register 20 days before an election.

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

United Independent Party, MassVote, MassPIRG

Michigan

Primary Type

Open

Major Parties

Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, Republican, U.S. Taxpayer’s

Related IVN News

Independent Voters

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 1,526,870 Republican: 479,237, Libertarian: 8,587 Political Designation: 47,176 Unenrolled: 2,424,979 Total: 4,486,849

Election Reform

S 394: AN ACT TO REMOVE UNFAIR INCUMBENT ADVANTAGE FROM THE BALLOT AND TO CHANGE "UNENROLLED" TO "INDEPENDENT". H.380: investigate the implementation of a “Top Two Primary system”

Election Litigation

Status: Litigation pending. The ACLU filed a challenge on Nov. 2 to Massachusetts’s law that requires voters to register 20 days before an election.

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

United Independent Party, MassVote, MassPIRG

Minnesota

Primary Type

Open

Major Parties

Democraticic, Farmer-Labor Party, Republican

Related IVN News

Independent Parties in Oregon, Minnesota Announce Presidential Pact

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Election Reform

HF0951: Civil right to vote restored to an individual upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed HF0845: National Popular Vote HF0703: Automatic voter registration provided for applicants for a driver's license

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

The Citizen’s League

Mississippi

Primary Type

Open

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

Related IVN News

Mississippi Sec. of State Says Government Shouldn’t Run Party Primaries

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Election Reform

MS H 373: online voter registration

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Missouri

Primary Type

Open

Major Parties

Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Republican

Related IVN News

Regardless of Party Affiliation, Missouri Voters Hunger for Independent Candidates

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Election Reform

MO H 27: Closed Primaries MO S 140: Ranked Choice Voting MO S 167: voting rights for fellons MO H 184: automatic voter registration MO H 342: running in more than one political party MO H 635: National Popular Vote

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Missouri Right to Vote Coalition

Montana

Primary Type

Open

Major Parties

Constitution, Libertarian, Republican

Related IVN News

Montana GOP Drops Out of Lawsuit to Close Primary Elections

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Election Reform

MT H 394: National Popular Vote MT H 155: Election Day as Legal Holiday MT H 51: electronic voter registration for DL holders

Election Litigation

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Forward Montana

Nebraska

Primary Type

Congressional - Semi Closed, Top Two Nonpartisan Presidential - Mixed

Election Reform

N/A

Election Litigation

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Nebraska for Civic Reform

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 370,027, Libertarian: 11,214, Nonpartisan: 246,839, Republican: 583,021, Total: 1,211,101

Major Parties

Constitution, Libertarian, Republican

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Nevada

Primary Type

Closed

Election Reform

NV A 164: proof of identity for voting

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

The Nevada Independent

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 633,167 Republican: 528,719; Independent American: 71,922; Libertarian: 15,202; Nonpartisan: 342,089, Other: 18,543, Total: 1,609,642

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Nevada Needs Top-Two Nonpartisan Election Reform

New Hampshire

Primary Type

Mixed

Election Reform

NH H 625: Election Day state holiday NH S 194: online voter registration

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

NHRebellion

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 279,044 Republican: 305,368 Undeclared: 403,816 Total: 988,228

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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New Hampshire Shows Clear Hunger for Authenticity over Party Politics

New Jersey

Primary Type

Closed

Election Reform

NJ A 1762: Instant run-off voting NJ S 2672 allows ex convicts to vote NJ S 2821: national popular vote

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

NJ Appleseed

Party Registration Statistics

Unafilliated: 2,491,439 Dem: 2,079,288; Repub: 1,213,662; Green: 3,692; Libertarian; 6,150 Reform Party: 452; Constitution: 3,320; Natural Law: 1,412 Conservative: 4,187; Socialist: 1,560 Total: 5,805,152

Major Parties

Conservative Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, Reform Party Republican, Socialist

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New Mexico

Primary Type

Closed

Election Reform

NJ A 1762: Instant run-off voting NJ S 2672 allows ex-convicts to vote NJ S 2821: national popular vote

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

NJ Appleseed

Party Registration Statistics

Unafilliated: 2,491,439 Dem: 2,079,288; Repub: 1,213,662; Green: 3,692; Libertarian; 6,150 Reform Party: 452; Constitution: 3,320; Natural Law: 1,412 Conservative: 4,187; Socialist: 1,560 Total: 5,805,152

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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New York

Primary Type

Closed

Election Reform

A 1048: increases the number of votes an independent party needs to become a recognized political party. A 3637: Eliminates Run-off elections in primary. S 3409 Modernized Voter Registration Act of New York. S 4110 Instant Run Off in Munipical Elections. A 5884 Congressional District Method of Electoral Voting

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Fair Elections for NY; Citizens Union

Party Registration Statistics

Unafilliated: 2,491,439 Dem: 2,079,288; Repub: 1,213,662; Green: 3,692; Libertarian; 6,150 Reform Party: 452; Constitution: 3,32

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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North Carolina

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

H2 2016 US House of Representatives Primary.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Free the Vote NC; Democracy NC

Party Registration Statistics

Unafilliated: 2,491,439 Dem: 2,079,288; Repub: 1,213,662; Green: 3,692; Libertarian; 6,150 Reform Party: 452; Constitution: 3,32

Major Parties

N/A

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North Dakota

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

H 1417: Relates to primary elections, placement on ballots, nominations of candidates, and political party organization. S 2261: Relates to the organization of political parties and caucuses within legislative districts by precinct or on an at-large basis for the entire district.

Election Litigation

Voter ID law

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

Unafilliated: 2,491,439 Dem: 2,079,288; Repub: 1,213,662; Green: 3,692; Libertarian; 6,150 Reform Party: 452; Constitution: 3,32

Major Parties

N/A

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Ohio

Primary Type

Open Partisan

Election Reform

H 14: automatic registration/online registration. H 25: National Popular Vote. S 10: expand the circumstances under which a board of elections or the secretary of state is not required to hold a primary election.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Ohio voter integrity Project

Party Registration Statistics

Unafilliated: 2,491,439 Dem: 2,079,288; Repub: 1,213,662; Green: 3,692; Libertarian; 6,150 Reform Party: 452; Constitution: 3,32

Major Parties

N/A

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Oklahoma

Primary Type

Democratic - Open, Republican - Closed

Election Reform

H 1817: automatic voter registration. S 350 Relates to political parties, relates to recognition of political parties, modifies circumstances under which political party may retain recognition, provides an effective date. H 1700 automatic voter registration.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

OK Voter Choice

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 852,447; Republican: 989,358; Libertarian: 3,967; Independent: 316,109 Total: 2,161,881

Major Parties

Democratic, Libertarian, Republican

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Oregon

Primary Type

Closed

Election Reform

S 226: allows unaffiliated voters to vote on major party ballot if completing application prior to election. H 2211: Unified Primary Election Ballot Requirement (Top Two). H 2731: National Popular Vote HB2909: Disclosure of Presidential Candidate Federal Tax Return.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

A voice for All Portland

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 976,815; Republican: 711,382; Independent: 119,399, Non-affiliated: 706,283; Constitution: 3,644; Libertarian: 18,913; Pacific Green: 10,209, Progressive: 1,826; Working Families: 10,494; Other: 18,813; Total: 2,577,778

Major Parties

Democratic, Libertarian, Republican

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Pennsylvania

Primary Type

Closed

Election Reform

H 189: National Popular Vote. H 193: automatic voter registration. H 444: provides for number of signers required for nomination petitions of candidates at primaries.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

PA Independents; Fair Districts PA; Pennsylvanians for Fair Elections

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 4,051,672; Republican: 3,234,596; No Affiliation: 706,595; Other: 455,418

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Record-Shattering Number of Pennsylvanians Switch Party Registration ahead of Presidential Primary

Rhode Island

Primary Type

Mixed

Election Reform

S 222: Repeal voter ID law. H 5310: Incarcerated People voting rights H 5514: automatic voter registration with driver license

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Common Cause RI

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 299006; Republican: 77175; Moderate: 1090; American Elect: 106; Unaffiliated: 355483 Total: 732860

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Over a Million Voters Denied Meaningful Say in Tuesday’s Elections

South Carolina

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

H 3155: Same Day Voting Registration and Early Voting

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Citizens for an Operational Government

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

N/A

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In South Carolina, Some Parties Are More Equal Than Others

South Dakota

Primary Type

Democratic - Open, Republican - Closed

Election Reform

SCR 2: Supporting the electoral college system.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian, Republican

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South Dakota Governor Signs Repeal of Anti-Corruption Act

Tennesse

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

S 592: automatic voter registartion. H 638: instant run-off voting. H 887: requires Person to Declare Statewide Political Party Affiliation. H 954: register and vote on election day. S 1289: voting rights restoration for ex-cons

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Tennessee Forum

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

N/A

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Texas

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

TX H 25: Elimination of Straight Party Voting. TX H 70: automatic voter registration. TX H 1072: requires party affiliation to vote in primary.

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Independent Texans; Clean Elections Texas

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Texas Voter Choice Act Challenges Bipartisan Scheme to Keep Out Competition

Utah

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

H 349: Ranked Choice Voting. H 159: Automatic voter registration. H 204: requires a prediential primary

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

Democratic - Open Republican - Closed

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Ranked Choice Voting Gets Bipartisan Support in Utah

Vermont

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

VT H 458 (enacted): automatic voter registration. VT S 29 (enacted): election day registration. H 243 Disclosure of Presidential Candidate Federal Tax Return

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Vermont Political Revolution

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

N/A

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Virginia

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

HJR 541: Top Two Primary. S 1585: any candidate nominated by a political party or at a primary election shall be identified on the ballot by the name of his political party

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Virginia Civic Engagement; OneVirginia2021;

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

N/A

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Virginia Politicians Trying to Close Primary Elections, Deny Independent Voting Rights

Washington

Primary Type

Nonpartisan, Top Two

Election Reform

WA S 5469: automatic voter registration WA H 1934: redistricting

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

Washington Voting Rights

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

N/A

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West Virginia

Primary Type

Mixed

Election Reform

WV H 2102: allowing a group of affiliated voters to become a recognized political party if the group’s candidate receives one percent of the votes in an election. WV S 44: Voter opposition option on ballot. WV H 2320: allows unaffiliated voters to vote in party primary

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

West Virginia Citizen’s Action Group

Party Registration Statistics

Democratic: 521810 (45.77%); Republican: 352418 (30.91%); Mountain: 1585 (0.14%); Libertarian: 3541(0.31%); No Party: 231002 (20.26%); Other: 29837 (2.62%) Total: 1140193

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Virginia Politicians Trying to Close Primary Elections, Deny Independent Voting Rights

Wisconsin

Primary Type

Open

Election Reform

N/A

Election Litigation

N/A

Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

N/A

Party Registration Statistics

N/A

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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Wyoming

Primary Type

Mixed

Election Reform

WY H 75: Convicted Nonviolent Felons Voting Rights WY S 112: Ranked Pairs Voting

Election Litigation

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Independent & Electoral Reform Organizations

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Party Registration Statistics

Constitution: 845; Democratic: 50,709; Libertarian: 2,577; Republican: 186,124; Unaffiliated: 38,652; Other: 146 Total: 279,053

Major Parties

Democratic, Republican

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