What Is The Top Two Open Primary?
All Voters Vote in Top Two Primary Elections for Congress, State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet, regardless of party affiliation or lack thereof.
Eliminates government-funded party nominations for those offices.
If candidates are nominated by a party, candidate appears on ballot as party's nominee; other candidates may indicate party preference.
Top two vote getters advance to general election.
If a candidate for state office obtains a majority of votes in the primary, he/she is elected without advancing to the general election.
Provides for election of majority winner in Congressional primary only if federal law is changed.
LINKS ABOUT TOP TWO OPEN PRIMARIES
“A Quiet Revolution”
The Early Success of California’s Top Two Nonpartisan Primary
By Jason D. Olson, Founder of IndependentVoice.org and Omar H. Ali, P.hD., Associate Professor at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Lynn Hatter - News Director of WFSU July 23nd, 2015
"How Do Primaries Work"
Florida Fair And Open Primaries