Open Primaries

Democracy demands elections that are both fair, and that provide access to all voters, regardless of party affiliation. This is not currently the case for our primaries. Instead, elections are firmly in the hands of party bosses and voters under the designation of the state’s established parties—Republican and Democrat, and their co-opted co-conspirators, the Conservative and Working Families parties. These restrictions are unnecessary, and prevent New Yorkers from enjoying a government that is representative of their voice.