- Congressional Representatives in Ohio
- United States of America
It's time to put the power in the hands of the voters, not the political parties. We, independent voters of Ohio, call for the enactment of a Nonpartisan Open Primary System.
We, independent voters of Ohio, call for the enactment of Nonpartisan Open Primaries, commonly called Top Two. It’s time to put the power in the hands of the voters, not the political parties.
Under Top Two Open Primaries, all candidates for an office appear on one primary ballot, and voters can choose the best candidate for each office, regardless of party affiliation. The top two vote getters go on to the general election.
Ohio voters will no longer be labeled as party members simply because they voted in a primary election, nor be forced to sign a loyalty oath if they want to change the party primary in which they vote.
Our political environment has been overdetermined by partisanship. It’s time to address the second class status of the millions of Americans identifying as independents. It’s time to break out of the partisan gridlock that has rendered our elected officials unable to govern effectively.
We support Top Two Open Primaries as an important step towards transforming our political process and moving forward as a state and as a nation.
The Ohio Independents for Open Primaries petition to Congressional Representatives in Ohio was written by Cynthia Carpathios and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.