Florida Open Primaries


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Florida Open Primaries is a growing volunteer network of Republicans, Democrats and Independents–we’re from all over the state–north to south, east to west. We are working together to make open primaries a reality in the Sunshine state. We need you! 


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Meet our volunteers

Dariel Cruz Rodriguez (Students for Open Primaries)

Orlando, Florida

“It’s time for young people to make our voices heard and demand that elections reflect our values and interests. It starts with opening the primaries in Florida.”

Choice Edwards

Clermont, Florida

“In an open primary scenario, each and every legally elected voter can vote in each election without having to join a private party in order to exercise the right of citizenship to vote. I have no opposition to citizens joining any organization that represents their interests. I am opposed to their ability to affect election outcomes by precluding some potential voters from casting a ballot, especially in primaries. This is voter suppression.”

Elena Ashburn

Pembroke Pines, FL

“In Florida, and many states, our general elections have become so uncompetitive that most real choices happen in the primary. Many general elections are predetermined. Partisans tell us just to get out and exercise our right to vote in the general election, but we’re not stupid. We see the fix is in right before our eyes.”

Steve Hough

Southport, Florida

“No matter one’s politics, the right to vote is sacred. It is critically important that we protect the right of Florida voters to participate in primary elections, especially when there is no challenge in the general election.

Dave Aronberg

State Attorney, Former State Senator

“[Closed primaries] disenfranchise voters and harm democracy. Florida voters should be able to participate in taxpayer-funded primaries when that primary is the de facto general election.”

Bruce Armstrong

Naples, Florida

“It is a First Amendment thing to me–I do not believe any American should be forced to join a party in order to be allowed a meaningful vote for who will represent them. Florida’s Closed Primary harms me by not giving me a meaningful vote and taxing me for something I cannot participate in.”