Open Primaries

Open Primaries will make New York’s elections more fair, take power from Party bosses and put it in the hands of the people, and produce better candidates. Unite NY recently held an event with John Zogby Strategies to outline NYS voter opinion on the topic.

New York needs to open primaries to allow independent and unaffiliated voters to participate in Party Primaries. How would that work? State legislation could be passed, or each established Party (Republican, Democrat, Conservative and Working Families) could change their rules to allow unaffiliated voters to participate.