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  • The Independent Voter
    By Thom Reilly, Jacqueline S. Salit & Omar H. Ali

    Drawing on historical and contemporary data (including survey data, participation observation, interviews, and current writings and scholarship) and providing timely new analysis, the authors argue that independents are an engine for a tranformation of US democracy, perhaps even its saviors.

  • Confronting a New Reality:
    Independents Speak Out

    What makes independent voters tick?

    Read the results of Independent Voting's latest survey.

  • 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 Jacqueline Salit and Thom Reilly

  • Independent Voting’s
    20th Annual Anti-Corruption Awards
    was held on October 25!

    Watch the event here!

  • 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.

  • 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.

Half the people reading this likely identify as independent voters
In a monthly survey, Gallup asks voters whether they consider themselves a Republican, a Democrat or an independent? Their March 2023 survey revealed 49% consider themselves independent. Read this Commentary in The Orlando Sentinel by Florida Fair and Open Primaries Director Steve Hough
Studying the Independent Voter: Jackie Salit & Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang speaks with Jackie Salit on his Forward Party Podcast. An extensive interview on the history of independent politics and the current state of affairs for independents and the country
Can Independents Be a Bridge Over Our Partisan Divide?
Insightful piece on the role of independents by Thom Reilly, co-director with Jackie Salit of the Center for an Independent and Sustainable Democracy at ASU

black america goes independent.

For generations, African Americans have been politically connected to the Democratic Party. Find out how that is changing and who is leading the way.

Tune-in to the first session of the Respect Voters Coalition’s new Behind the Ballot series on Friday, June 14th!We’ll hear from ballot initiative leader and philanthropic advisor Estevan Muñoz-Howard on effective philanthropy and democracy reform. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook Live and co-hosted by Respect Voters co-founders Benjamin Singer and Katie Fahey. Register at AT: AT: ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago
Independent Voting is proud to endorse Arizona's Make Election Fair Act.Jackie Salit, Independent Voting president and board member, said:"Arizona is not just a battleground state, as defined by the Republicans and Democrats. It's also a battleground state as defined by independent voters, candidates and parties. The voters — ALL voters — have the chance to enact the most forward-looking election reform package in the country. Nonpartisan primaries, a ban on using taxpayer money to fund exclusionary closed primaries, and fair ballot-access requirements for all candidates for public office, regardless of their party (or non-party) ID. The endorsement vote by the IndependentVoting board was unanimous and instantaneous. Now, let's get it done!" ... See MoreSee Less
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