Open Maine's Primaries

Open Maine's Primaries

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Maine Independents Action Fund started this petition to Maine State House and

Maine's closed primaries law denies 4 out of 10 voters the opportunity to vote in taxpayer-funded elections that decide 70% of all state legislative races.

Among those disenfranchised are 50% of millennials and 49% of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans because they aren't members of either party.

We're one of only 13 states with "members-only elections" that limit participation to only the most loyal and engaged party members. Open primaries would allow all registered voters to have their voices heard in all elections.

Representative democracy works better when more citizens vote. Help us open Maine's primaries to invite more citizens to vote and restore our trust and confidence in state government.

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