Our Innovations 
Change Incentives

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Open Primaries

All candidates run on one combined ballot, regardless of party affiliation

Voting Innovations

Ranked-Choice Voting or Approval Voting

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Top Four or Final Five Voting

In 75% of elections, the outcome is determined in the first round of voting—the primary, meaning 75% of elected officials in this country are winning office without having to communicate with voters outside their own party.

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Open Primaries

All candidates run on one combined ballot, regardless of party affiliation

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Voting Innovations

Ranked-Choice Voting or Approval Voting

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Top Four or Final Five Voting

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Top Four or Five Open
Primaries

We believe many of our problems start with partisan primaries. Nearly half of all veterans identify as political independents and they are prevented from participating in closed primaries.

The Primary Problem

Despite a record turnout in the 2020 general election, only 10% of eligible Americans nationwide cast ballots in primary elections that effectively decided the winners in a supermajority (83%) of Congressional seats.

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Ranked-Choice Voting general elections or other alternatives to plurality voting like Approval Voting

Adopting RCV can save jurisdications money and increase civility in campaigns.

What is Ranked-Choice Voting?

Single-choice, winner-take-all voting can sometimes result in the election of a candidate who earned only a small percentage of the vote. Ranked-choice voting is another voting method which allows voters to rank their favorite candidates in order of preference.

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Final-Five Voting

Final Five Voting is a powerful combination of a top-five open primary election and ranked choice voting in the general election. We recommend checking out this video to learn more about Final Five Voting

What is Final-Five Voting?

Final-Five Voting is the powerful combination of open primaries and ranked-choice voting in the general election.

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Listen to the VPI podcast

Wisconsin is a state well-known for its leadership in political innovation. In the spirit of Fighting Bob La Follette, our leaders in Wisconsin started a podcast to build community and learn from others in the movement.

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