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  • More than 15,000 Voters Sign Petition Demanding 'Public Ballot' in CA

    More than 15,000 voters sign petition asking CA Secretary of State Padilla to provide a nonpartisan “public ballot” option for presidential primaries   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2015   CONTACT: Jim Jonas 7202568956 jim@independentvoterproject.org   (Sacramento, CA​) -­ The petition signatures of more than 15,000 voters have been delivered to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla in support of resolution ACR 145, asking his office...
  • Montana GOP: Join a Party in Order to Vote

    The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday that Montana Republicans filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States to close the June 7 primary to registered party members only. IVN News has long followed efforts by the Republican and Democratic parties to close their primaries and predicted this would happen in early 2015. The Montana GOP’s State Central Committee joined the lawsuit challenging...
  • News Coverage of CA Resolution to Adopt Nonpartisan Presidential Ballot

    On Friday, February 26, California Assemblymember Kristin Olsen and State Senator Anthony Cannella, with the support of the Independent Voter Project, filed a resolution with the California State Assembly urging Secretary of State Alex Padilla to create an additional nonpartisan, presidential ballot that lists all presidential candidates, regardless of party. California would continue to distribute partisan primary ballots for voters registered with a qualifying political...
  • Sacramento Bee: Should California parties decide who votes in presidential elections?

    In California, non-Republicans hoping to vote for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or John Kasich will have to register with the GOP. That’s because the Republican Party, unlike Democrats here, adheres to a closed system in presidential races, even as the rest of the down-ticket contests are open. Now, a pair of GOP lawmakers want to chip away at their party’s walled system. Assemblywoman...
  • California Resolution Would Provide for a Nonpartisan “Public Ballot” Option for Presidential Primaries

    (Sacramento, CA) -- Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto), State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), and the Independent Voter Project jointly announce the filing of resolution ACR 145 in the California State assembly urging Secretary of State Alex Padilla to provide an additional, nonpartisan presidential ballot that lists all the qualified candidates so that voters - regardless of their affiliation or nonaffiliation with a major political party - have...
  • Public Policy is Failing California's Court System

    In 2015, Forbes magazine ranked California 48th out of 50 in regulatory environment. So why is the world’s 8th largest economy behind Rhode Island when it comes to business climate? Some of the answers were the topic of discussion during the Independent Voter Project’s annual Business and Leadership conference.