Christopher Mendoza Independent voter
"I believe this is important because it not only gives everyone a chance to be heard, it keeps out extremists. I definitely don't want any extremists in Nevada's legislative branch."
Heather Ingalls Miner
"Yes I feel that it would make elections more fair and give Nevada more realistic candidates. I am a non partisan voter and feel it to be completely unfair the way it is now."
Gail Karppinen Independent voter
"I agree that everyone, no matter their party, should be allowed to vote in every election. I personally want to vote for the most qualified candidate, no matter the party."
Petra Niederle Independent voter
"Everyone should have the right to Vote regardless of their standings."
Lindsay Ashba Independent voter
"Everyone should have the right to Vote regardless of their standings."
Sang Kang Small business owner
"Our children have to learn about what freedom is and how to support the right people."
Samantha Cardnuto Independent voter
"I would like to have an opportunity to vote for the best candidate despite which party they belong to."
"I believe that every Nevada citizen has the right to vote regardless of party affiliation."
Nicolette Hiott Independent voter
"The democracy is built by the people for the people. Not big business, not political party, not uniformity by namely who is elected in office with a party agenda. This is our liberty and our freedom. I won’t let one party or another define me as an American. All should have equal opportunities to vote."
"Question 3 will save Nevada’s elections."
"Anybody should be able to vote regardless of the party they’re registered under."
Andrew Hall Independent voter, Small business owner
"This is extremely important and necessary, not just in Nevada, but nationwide elections as well. The people should not be betrothed to an individual party, nor person. All of our voices matter, and the current voting methodology in America is antiquated and toxic."
Tyician Knight Teacher/educator
"I think it’s important for the many Nevadans that register as Independent don’t feel like their vote is a waste. I was telling my students about how the system for us works and how it forces people into one of two parties but that’s not how it should be. I hope we can change this and allow more voices to be heard."
Luke Karas Wedding Event Specialist
"Closed primaries prevent independent voters from partaking in the democracy we have in this country. It is anti democratic to only allow people to vote in elections due to their documented ideology. Everyone should be able to vote in any election for where they live."
Ryan Costella Independent voter
"Extremists in the parties enable authoritarianism. We must not allow the voice of the silent majority of reasonable people to be shut out from the primary process and enable extremism to ruin our democracy."
Steve Lopez Independent voter
"Any area that doesn't allow all voters to vote for who they choose is restricting votes and therefore unfair, simple."
James D Logan Independent voter, Small business owner, Union member
"I have been both a Republican and a Democrat because I was forced to affiliate with a major party to vote in the primaries. I am an independent thinker and voter. I feel that it is my civic duty to vote for the person that I feel is the best candidate regardless of party affiliation. I also think that it is important that we maintain a balance of power in our government. This balance is necessary to prevent extreme agendas from either side of the isle. Our Democratic Republic requires compromise to represent all Americans. This gives the power to the people to help prevent extremism. This could eliminate unqualified people who could be elected simply because they exploit flawed election laws and have the resources to run more effective campaigns. Vote yes on 3 so we can all become more effective voters."
Kameron Teddick Teacher/educator, Other
"We should all have the opportunity to vote in primaries, regardless of party affiliation! Let us pick who we want."
"I like this concept of open primary. I would like to see NV become an open primary state."
Jake Knox Small business owner
"Accurate vote count and the confidence that every vote matters encourages citizens being involved and limiting what corrupt politicians do. Forcing honesty with competition helps reduce the opportunity for corruption in the voting process."
Ben Kohls Independent voter, Agriculture
"Voting YES on 3 is a vote for more choices. It is a chance to move away from polarizing politics where we are forced to pick the candidate we hate the least instead of someone we may actually like and support. It is a chance to make democrats and republicans work for the people instead of their big money donors. It’s simply more Democratic. Unfortunately, this is the two parties biggest nightmare and they will actively fight against any system that increases democracy or benefits 3rd party candidates. They have all the money, all the power, all the influence, and work together to screw every day Nevadans over for their own self interests. Voting YES on 3 is the only realistic way for normal citizens to fight this cronyism."
Gabrielle Stephens-Chase Union member
"Open primary is one way we can limit special interest in our government."
Kelsey Whitehouse Independent voter
"I want to be able to vote for candidates I truly believe in!"
Michelle McLean Independent voter, Teacher/educator
"EVERY Nevadan should have the right to cast their vote in open primaries. We are independent for this reason. We choose whom we think is the best candidate, not based on party affiliation. Thousands and thousands of voters have moved to the Independent Party because were sick and tired of negative party-line politics. We should NOT have our voices and choices silenced and marginalized. I’m voting YES on 3. And if you believe EVERYONE’S vote and voice should count, you should too."
Pablo Alvarado Student
"I have been registered as an independent voter ever since I received my first drivers permit back in 2017. Given that I typically vote Democratic given my values and views on all political issues, I was surprised to see that the independent voter ballot is very limited and does not give you access to both republican and democratic candidates for congressional elections. I do not see why independent voters should be barred from voting for either major party as both parities hold significant influence over our daily lives, and for 600,000 or so independent voters in Nevada, those are voices that cannot remain unheard and yet still be expected to continue to our elections through the laughable independent ballots. All parties should be available to vote for these voters."
Mike Jiru Veteran
"I switched to independent to vote who had the best qualifications for each seat and was disappointed when I could not."
LeAnn Browning Independent voter
"I've been registered Non-partisan for over 30 years. I'm tired of being left out of the most important voting process - the primary elections. I'm also a huge supporter of Ranked Choice Voting."
Chandler Cooks Small business owner
"YES on 3 allows for true transparency in voting and gives me a choice to elect individuals that align with my values. I am no longer stricken to voting for a party’s nominees. YES on 3 is a YES on democracy!"
Sean Tory Campus Life Development Coordinator
"It’s important to truly have a fair chance of our candidate to be selected properly even if I don’t associate with any party."
Gerald Mayes Independent voter, Small business owner, Veteran
"As a non partisan member we I had done research on candidates that were not on my ballot. As a voter i believe it is important that I’m not restricted by my party nor restricted from due to my lack of alignment in a party."
Jerushia McDonald Small business owner
"I think it’s very important to vote YES on 3, it allows me as an independent voter to cross over to the various parties on the issues that agree with me instead of having me isolated in a box of one party. As a business owner and a woman. I think it’s very crucial for Women & Voters to be able to make choices without limitations."
Angie Joye CCEA member, Grade 2 educator at Lynch Elementary School
"Question 3 is a great way to weed out extremist candidates that do not represent the many voices in our state. As an educator, I am excited that more voters will allow us to have better candidates that appeal to the full electorate and will work for all of the people of Nevada."
Ashley Dodson Small business owner
"I have seen many candidates who should be in office not have a real opportunity because of the slate being only a choice between two with low voter turnouts."
Jared Snow Union member
"As a libertarian, I am currently unable to vote in a primary election just because I don't subscribe to the established binary political system. This provision allows voters like me a chance to participate in the voting process regardless of if it is a primary or general election."
Rebecca Dirks Garcia Independent voter
"All voters should have a say in who is elected."
Joan Green Independent voter, Union member
"I am Non-Partisan, but I am concerned that the right person for the party might be denied because of Independents who cannot vote in primaries."
Nathan Atkins Veteran
"I believe a registered voter should be able to cast a ballot for any candidate, regardless of the party affiliation of the candidate or the voter. That is why I support question 3 on the NV ballot."
Spencer Hyun Union member
"Ranked choice voting would open up the floor to more candidates, new and different policies and a healthier democracy."
Thomas Rohnkohl Teacher/educator
"Nearly a third of Nevada voters who do not affiliate with one of the two major parties have no voice at the primary level of our elections. This needs to change."
Lisa Shumway Teacher/educator
"I no longer identify as Republican, yet in my area I have to register Republican to have any say in the type of candidates available to vote for."
Dr. Grady Osten-Garner Veteran
"Open primaries will contribute significantly to protecting our Democracy and Freedoms."
Vance Robinson Personal Speaker/ Entertainer
"I believe it's extremely important, because it gives us all a fair chance to vote . Most people weren't aware that some people who are automatically registered after receiving a Nevada license is non partisan. I just learned that yesterday. So now I definitely vote yes on 3!"
Joe Brezny Independent voter, Small business owner
"Instead of voters choosing their elected officials, the closed party system has elected officials choosing their voters. We need a better system so that there is more of a voice for everyday voters, and incentives for better elected officials and better government."
Glenn Truitt Small business owner, Veteran
"Everyone deserves a voice in our primaries, especially INDEPENDENT voters."
Peter Pippo Independent voter
"I have always been frustrated that I have to change party affiliation to be able to select certain candidates. I for one believe this would make it fair for independent voters to vote in the generals as well as help candidates be more accountable to the people, not the party."
Eric Bronner Veteran
"Yes on 3 will finally let all independent / nonpartisan Nevadans fully participate in every NV election. I’m a Navy veteran and proud independent voter, who grew-up working trade shows in Las Vegas almost every summer. My Navy Squadron trained in Fallon, NV multiple times a year. I’m the Founder of Veterans for Political Innovation - a national 501(c)(3) community of veterans and supporters mobilizing to make politics less toxic through the most powerful, nonpartisan election innovations, such as Top-5 Open Primaries + instant runoff voting - that’s what Question 3 will do!!"
Mike Escobar Independent voter, Veteran
"If you are like me and have grown absolutely exhausted with the toxic climate of partisan politics and the "winner-take-all," two-party system that often leaves you voting for the lesser of two evils, please look into Question 3. Open Primary elections and Ranked-Choice voting are two reforms political scientists and people of ALL kinds of political leanings agree leads to better representation and more independent voices in politics. "
Stephen Taber Veteran, Union member
"Accountability is important. Changing the State Constitution is a way to make it last. If we rank the candidates then we can have a responsive electorate."
Jason Weiss Independent voter
"We need leaders that can build together. Our two-party system is creating an extreme and exclusive voting environment that is all-or-nothing, us-or-them."
Amanda Dahlquist Independent voter, Teacher/educator
"Everyone deserves to have their voices heard, not just select groups."
Daniel Ellis Independent voter
"Voting Yes on 3 is a no brainer, keeping NV and its people honest is what it's about. Without the Integrity of an honest election, we have nothing."
Amanda Carter Independent voter
"I was curious why my options were extremely limited on my primary ballot. I register as an independent because my voice matters, your voice matters, our voices matter. I want candidates who earn my vote regardless of affiliation."
Fawna Gregory Union member
"As an individual who has views that both agree and disagree with both the Democratic and Republican parties, I feel it’s important that I have a choice to vote as an Independent thinker. It’s time that we have more than two parties to choose from. Not everyone agrees 100% with just one party any longer. It’s way past time to change for the greater good of our Country! And it’s time to quit blaming one party or the other for the downfall of our current economic situation. Change is needed."
Sherri Randa Independent voter, Truck Driver
"We all deserve the right to vote for who we want and who represents us as whole, you cannot keep excluding us just because we don’t step in-line with the democrats or republicans."
Alexis Salt Teacher/educator
"It is time to take the power back from state parties and politicians."
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