Florida Fair And Open Primaries
Frequently Asked Questions
Which races would be affected by the amendment?
o State elective offices and federal offices; Presidential primaries unchanged
Is a top two primary election constitutional?
o YES – US Supreme Court ruled (7-2) in March 2008
How many states have a top two open primary?
o California, Washington, (Modified Top Two in Louisiana and Nebraska)
Won’t top two result in single party races?
o In three election cycles Washington State had < 8% single party races
Won’t minor parties suffer under a top two system?
o An all candidate primary draws attention to minor party candidates
o Minor parties have opportunity to build coalition voting blocks in primary
Who do I contact to get additional information?
o Go To Our "Contact Us" Page And Submit Your Request
How Do Primaries Work?