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  1. An independent voter, often also called an unaffiliated voter or non-affiliated voter in the United States, is a voter who does not align themselves with a political party.An independent is variously defined as a voter who votes for candidates on issues rather than on the basis of a political ideology or partisanship; a voter who does not have long-standing loyalty to, or identification with ...

  2. The Independent Voter Project (IVP) is a 501(c)(4) United States nonprofit organization. It launched in 2006 with a $1 million grant from John Moores.IVP seeks to re-engage nonpartisan voters and promote nonpartisan election reform through initiatives, litigation, and voter education.

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  4. Independent voting movement. The independent voting movement is a group of progressive, anti-party, left / center / right alliance, independent voters in the United States seeking to reform the two-party electoral process at all levels of government. The primary organizing entity for the movement is the Committee for a Unified Independent Party ...

  5. Independent Voters Association. The Independent Voters Association, or IVA, was a North Dakota, United States, political organization. It formed on May 1, 1918, at the height of the Nonpartisan League 's influence on the North Dakota Republican Party. The IVA was a conservative, capitalist faction created to counter the NPL's socialist leanings.

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    In the US, independent voters are allowed to vote in some primary elections- it varies from state to state. Forming an independent party would definately not guarantee independents the oppurtunity to participate in primaries which they are currently barred from. If the Anon who made this claim knows something that I don't, they should back it up with sources. For now I will remove it as I believe it is simply untrue. J. Tyler05:35, 4 April 2006 (UTC) Yes, the unenrolled article is a mess. Even if it accepted as a US-only article, this varies from state to state. In roughly half of the states you have to register with a party affiliation to participate in that party's process of selecting candidates (by primary election and/or caucus), in roughly half you don't. Even "unenrolled" is a regional usage. The Independent voter article already covers this, accurately. No merge. Lisamh02:34, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

    People in the UK can choose to join the Conservatives, Labour etc, so surely this classes as non-American 'registered affiliation'. Can someone please confirm I've understood this correctly before I/they remove the sentence "Registered affiliation with a single political party is a uniquely American concept." Cheers, Jilly13:27, 16 March 2006 (UTC)It sounds that some American thinks the world begins and ends with the USA. I am an American and its lauphable. Merlinus 1. The two systems work very differently. The UK and, to my knowledge, most western democracies have never nationalised political parties. In the UK one joins a political party in the same way one joins any other private organisation. Candidate selection is done internally by the party members (apart from a few "open primaries" where local residents can come and vote at selections). 1. Although it's far less strong now than in the past, a lot of UK voters will always vote for the same party and elections are decided by "...

    I don't think it should include unenrolled. The concept of an independent voter is not just American one. It's especially misleading considering there are 'Chapters' of unenrolled voters. One would consider independents not associated with any form of political organisation wouldn't they? Anyway, I think this needs to be discussed. Shudda13:03, 6 April 2006 (+13GMT) 1. I don't believe it should include Unenrolled either. Unenrolled is merely a really obscure synonym for independent (I've never heard it outside wikipedia). There really should be just one article for independent voters and it should be this one. J. Tyler00:47, 17 April 2006 (UTC) 1. Yeah, don't merge it. Especially since there is a line on unenrolled that says that unenrolled voters typically vote for a Republican or a Democrat after weighing the options. I do not believe this to be true of independents. Tromboneguy018606:25, 29 April 2006 (UTC) A clear distinction between Unenrolled voters and Independent voters need...

    Unenrolled should not be merged with Independent voter. There is a distinct difference between those who are undecided or unenrolled and those who are registered Independents. Those who are undecided or unenrolled are undecided. Those who are registered independents have made a decision and they choose to retain individual thought, as well as vote for any candidate of ANY party (or independent) that they individually feel is the right choice. Unenrolled is completely different than Independent. Can't imagine why anyone would want to merge these.Fl29500:12, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

    Why is there a link to an independent party? Isn't that an oxymoron? Josh Parris#:06:24, 24 December 2006 (UTC) 1. Oxymoron or not, there are parties with "Independent" or "Independence" in their name. We can't decide what others choose to call themselves. SlowJog (talk) 21:35, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

    Despite previously running as a democrat, Senator Joe Liebrman ran as an independent in the latest midterm elections. Shouldn't we include Senator Joe Lieberman as an independent as well? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.113.139.23 (talk) 22:20, 28 January 2007 (UTC).

    Can somebody clarify the distinction between independent voter, unaffiliated voter, and swinging voter? Should the articles be merged? 203.173.46.12510:45, 16 November 2007 (UTC) I don't know anything about using a wiki, so please forgive any trampling on da rules. I don't think there is any accepted definition anywhere, but I usually define a swing voteras anyone who doesn't vote straight ticket. Under that definition, many swing voters are affiliated with a party. Conversely, unaffiliated votersare simply not affiliated with any party. They may nonetheless vote a straight party ticket if they are so inclined. I no longer use the term independent voter to describe myself, because too many partisans assume that it means I'm somehow associated with the Independent Party, which I agree is an oxymoron, but still doesn't hold a candle to the Committee to Establish a Unified Independent Party (CUIP), LOL. Partisans also assume we are predisposed to vote for Ralph Nader for some reason I...

    This article needs a ridiculous amount of work. I hope someone will fix it. Timneu22 (talk) 13:57, 15 December 2007 (UTC) This might be the worst article I've ever seen on here. Like this: Pure Independents on the other hand tend to be the least politically active and the least politically informed out of voting population. While they claim to be the most independent of thinkers, whose ideas are not tied up in partisan politics, it has been shown that pure independents do not care enough nor know enough to get involved on either side of the spectrum. The 2004 American National Election Study shows that only 54% of registered independents voted in the 2004 Presidential election.This lack of voter turn out can be explained by Independent voter's lack of interest in politics. Lacking in political interest leads them to not form an identification with either party or their issues. When it comes to election time, their lack of interest in politics leads them to be poorly motivated. Havin...

    "Unsigned" and "Tim1965", Your ad hominem attacks against my contributions to this article are despicable. Deleting the contributions is fine, that's your right. You do not have the right, however, to engage in personal and childish attacks against an individual you do not even know. My research was from numerous studies documented in Political Science Journals. I am a Political Scientist,I am a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, as an undergraduate. An honor not often given to undergraduate students. I can e- mail both of you my membership credentials in this elite national honor society, and my degree as proof to counter "unsigned's" claim that this person, "needs to do a little political science reading". Such personal attacks demonstrate your lack of intellectual curiosity and integrity. I happen to be an Independent, I am a member of CUIP, and I subscribe to The Neo Independent, therefore, my knowledge of the Independent political movement/philosophy is well versed. I was in no way 'att...

    "An independent voter register as an unaffiliated voter in the United States" -- that doesn't make sense, but I'm not sure how to correct it. Is what's tried to be said "An independent voter, registered as an unaffiliated voter, in the United States"? ProfessorTofty (talk) 06:50, 1 March 2013 (UTC) 1. 1.1. I fixed it. It looks like a bad edit or vandalism occurred on the way and the original sentence got messed up. - Tim1965 (talk) 16:33, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

  6. Independent Voter Research was the name of a fictitious company run by the Mitt Romney presidential campaign in 2012. The "company" employed an automated calling system which connected "MyMitt" political volunteers to people who were most likely to be independent voters. The system obscured the volunteers' phone numbers to allow the caller to ...

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