Energizing nonpartisan voters

About Independent Voter Project

About IVP

The Independent Voter Project (IVP) is a 501(c)4 organization that seeks to re-engage nonpartisan voters and promote nonpartisan election reform through initiatives, litigation, and voter education. IVP is best known for authoring California's successful nonpartisan primary.

We work with organizations around the country to reduce the institutional barriers that limit electoral competition, restrict the nonpartisan right to vote, and insulate the two major parties from competition.

We believe democracy functions best when the most people participate and representatives should be accountable to their entire community, not just their party.

Our Vision

To create a political environment where non-partisan voters can participate actively and meaningfully in local, regional, state and federal public policy decisions, regardless of party affiliation.

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Our Mission

To provide voters with politically neutral, accurate, and reliable information about important public policy issues and to encourage non-partisan voters to vote and to participate in the democratic process.

Our Goals

To ensure every voter, regardless of party, has an equally meaningful vote.

To challenge the institution rules that insulate major parties from competition.

To ensure taxpayer-funded elections serve the public, not private parties.

Our Principles

Remain steadfastly nonpartisan and nonideological.

Support policies that balance populist sentiment with practical public policy.

Be straighforward and transparent about who we are and what we stand for.

Be willing to be wrong and to correct mistakes in an open and honest manner.

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