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Electoral Systemic Reform

PRINCIPLE #8: Electoral Systemic Reform

FORWARD affiliates and candidates will endeavor to recognize systemic flaws in our courts and electoral processes, while supporting specific reforms as antidotes to the poisons of polarization and extremism that currently threatens the lifeblood of our democracy.


We support three initiatives in particular which we believe will introduce healthier competition and generate a wider range of innovative options at the ballot box. These three initiatives will make it easier for all eligible citizens, including independents, to participate equally in all stages of the voting process, including primaries, while maintaining the integrity of our elections.