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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    “I endorse open primaries because it would lead to better candidates”

  • endorsed

    “Our Politics and our Maine Primaries should be about finding ways to include EVERYONE in the process of choosing our leaders, not just including the votes and the voices of the chosen few. Maine, it’s time. Let’s open up our primaries to include your voice, and mine.”

  • endorsed

    “I whole-heartedly endorse Open Primaries. We shouldn't have "members-only" elections in America.”

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I endorse open primaries because it would lead to better candidates”

  • endorsed

    “Our Politics and our Maine Primaries should be about finding ways to include EVERYONE in the process of choosing our leaders, not just including the votes and the voices of the chosen few. Maine, it’s time. Let’s open up our primaries to include your voice, and mine.”

  • endorsed

    “I whole-heartedly endorse Open Primaries. We shouldn't have "members-only" elections in America.”