Independent voters come from across the ideological spectrum but have the shared, fundamental belief that elections should benefit voters - not the political parties. We believe that granting Colorado independent voters more voice in the process and equal treatment in the legislature will bring greater participation and spur greater competition among candidates vying for support from all voters.
With Let Colorado Vote's leadership, Colorado's semi-open primary reform in 2016 and gerrymandering reform in 2018 have been fantastic systemic improvements and great steps forward to more equitable elections for all voters.
But there is much more work to do:
- Ballot access reform so independent candidates can equitably qualify to compete for political office.
- Equitable fundraising rules so Independent candidates can raise money like their partisan opponents.
- Implement alternative voting methods - like Ranked Choice Voting or Approval voting - that would spur greater competition, better representation, eliminate "spoiled" voting and force candidates to talk to more voters.
- Assure new nonpartisan redistricting reform is properly implemented so parties can't conspire to draw self-interested legislative districts.
- Open the debates to more voices than just the Republicans and Democrats so legitimate 3rd party and independent candidates get a chance to speak to voters.
- Require independents to be equally represented on state boards and commissions.
- Demand independent election judges be equally represented.
Our mission is to educate independent-minded Colorado citizens about their voting rights and to challenge the partisan duopoly when it tries to diminish those rights.
We do not advocate for the election or defeat of any candidate or ballot measure but instead we educate Coloradans to learn as much as they can about the partisan duopoly in Colorado and to seek ways we can fix the broken election system.