I want to connect to independents in my state

I want to educate the public about independent voters

Sign me up for the next national conference call

I think independents should have the right to vote in all elections

I want to start a chapter in my state and build a network of independents







  • Democracy Unchained
    How to Rebuild Government for the People

    Democracy Unchained: How to Rebuild Government for the People features a chapter on independent voters written by Independent Voting President Jacqueline Salit and Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education Thom Reilly, and is on sale now!

  • Message From The President
    We Strive For An Independent America

    The American people are rebelling against the over-reach of parties, partisanship and ideology. This is at the heart of the political disruptions which are becoming commonplace in our country.

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    87% of Independents Believe They Don’t Get it from the Media, the Political Parties or the Candidates

    In a blockbuster survey of close to 5,000 independent voters conducted by Independent Voting from early June through Labor Day 2018, non-aligned voters rendered a clear verdict on whether they get the respect they deserve from the media, the political parties or the candidates. A resounding 87.56% said they did not.

  • Finding Otherness:
    A Blueprint for an Independent Conversation about 2020

    The persistent upheavals in American elections, combined with the continued disalignment away from the political parties and towards political independence have delivered to the independent/reform movement a mandate to go to work together on remaking the political system.

  • Gamechangers?

    Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy have teamed up with Independent Voting to better examine the independent voter phenomenon and the impact that it is having on the American political landscape. The findings have been outlined in this important briefing paper.

  • EYES on 2020 - An Interim Report

    Independent Voting has published a 39 page interim report outlining the progress of the EYES on 2020 campaign, which is pressing for the inclusion of independents in the presidential primaries across the country. The report includes state by state updates, a review of the significant inroads made, and sample press coverage and organizing materials.

Young Independent Voters Focus on Issues, Not Party – Voice of America
There is a shift away from the two-party system growing among American voters – a shift that is especially tangible among young voters. Feeling that no party completely represents them, they reject the status quo of identifying with political ideologies and instead focus on the issues that are important to them. As a result, young voters are deciding not to join a political party, and instead declare themselves independents.
The Forty Million Missing: America’s Independent Voters and Voices – The Purple Principle
The Purple Principle, a non-partisan podcast for independent-minded Americans exploring the perils of partisanship in U.S. politics, society and daily life, recently featured four leaders in the independent voting movement in the episode “The Forty Million Missing: America’s Independent Voters and Voices.”
How Can We Move Forward in Anger and Determination? An Independents’ Dialogue on Current Events, Protest and Political Power
On Wednesday, June 3, Independent Voting President Jackie Salit hosted a Zoom event titled "How Can We Move Forward in Anger and Determination? An Independents’ Dialogue on Current Events, Protest and Political Power." The event took place in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the public outcry for justice that resulted. Salit was joined by three distinguished guests: Michael Hardy, Executive Director and General Counsel of the National Action Network and Rev. Al Sharpton; David Cherry, leader of the All Stars Project in Chicago and President of the Leaders Network; and Dr. Jessie Fields, physician, front-line activist for democracy reform and Independent Voting board member. 

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Independent Voting President Jackie Salit and New Jersey Independent Voters Javier Luque are featured in this Voice of America Interview about the growth of independent voters, especially among those under 30. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hedrick Smith of focuses on the growth of independents in "How Do Independents Get More Clout in Our Politics?"How do independents get their fair voice in U.S. politics? They now outnumber D's and R's but they can't vote in party primaries, which are key elections for Congress and state legislatures. Many are opting out of politics. We need them to help restore the political middle, but how? New plan from reformers in Florida and North Dakota, It's already working in Washington State. Have a look - ... See MoreSee Less

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