Open Primaries

A state constitutional amendment to allow all voters to vote in the primary election for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet positions has earned enough signatures to be placed on the 2020 General Election Ballot.   This amendment was sponsored by All Voters Vote.org.  Please note that this applies to STATE elections only, not  to our US Representatives, Senators, or Presidential elections.

Media links:
CBS Miami News December 2019

Ballot Title:
All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet

Ballot Summary:
Allows all registered voters to vote in primaries for state legislature, governor, and cabinet regardless of political party affiliation. All candidates for an office, including party nominated candidates, appear on the same primary ballot. Two highest vote getters advance to general election. If only two candidates qualify, no primary is held and winner is determined in general election. Candidate’s party affiliation may appear on ballot as provided by law. Effective January 1, 2024