This is an exciting and challenging time for independent voters in Arizona. Independents are now the largest community of voters in the state having surpassed the number of registered Democrats and Republican, and yet, will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming Presidential primary. Hmmmm...you may say. What’s wrong with this picture?! The answer is simple: partisanship. Partisanship means the dominance of political parties and their interests -- in lawmaking, governing and the very conduct of our elections -- over those of the people. When partisanship is in play, there is gridlock, legislative dysfunction and the people’s interest get the back burner treatment while the parties battle it out for power and majority control. Independent Voters for Arizona is changing that.
Gallup reported in July, 2019 that 46% of Americans self-identify as independents. We have been organizing in Arizona and around the country - not by building a 3rd party - but by creating communities of voters that supports the people’s interest, over narrow partisan interests. We support reforms the empower voters and believe that no American should have to join a political party in order to have the right to vote in every election.Learn More
The 19th Annual Anti-Corruption Awards Independent Voting’s Annual Anti-Corruption Awards was held in New York City on Friday, October 25, in lower Manhattan. Over one hundred guests attended the event established 19 years ago to shine a spotlight on leaders in civic and political life who challenge the status quo...
Opinion: Jackie Salit - October 3, 2019 Democrats will pay dearly for excluding independents from presidential primaries. They need independents to win in Arizona and nationally. The Arizona Democratic Party voted down a resolution on Sept. 21 to open the party’s presidential primaries in March to the state’s 1.3 million independent...
Dennis Welch - September 25, 2019 TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes left open the possibility that he might sue the state to let independent voters participate in Arizona's Presidential Preference Election. "I think all options are on the table right, now," Fontes said Tuesday during a...