Our Focus

Meaningful Election Reform

IVP is most well-known for authoring California's successful nonpartisan primary reform. Lasting election reform requires a practical approach. Independent Voter Project analyzes the legal, political, and social barriers to success, to focus on reforms that move us forward.

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The Existence

Pundits ignore us. Primaries exclude us. Political scientists say we are just “closet partisans.”


The Existence is a monthly giving program that allows us to challenge the partisan establishment, make lasting election reform possible, and tell the political class: you can’t ignore us any longer.

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Current Projects

San Diegans for More Choice

We've joined forces with national reformers to bring San Diegans more choices at the ballot box and better representation.

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CALIFORNIA COURT: It's OK to Suppress Independent Voter Rights

For a state that claims to lead the nation in voter rights, California’s presidential primary rules are a study in hypocrisy.

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Our History

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What kind of primary does your state hold?

Not sure what kind of primary election your state holds? No problem! Our interactive primary map lists each state's primary and contains useful resources.

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