Important Resources

Authored by us:

Proposal to the League of Women Voters

Where We are Headed (proposal) 

Arguments & Responses (missing link)


Published materials:

Reducing Legislative Polarization: Top Two & Open Primaries are Associated with More Moderate Legislators

Christian R. Grose, USC Schwarzenegger Institute 

California Top Two Open Primary: A Successful Reform

 - Charles T. Munger (A USC Schwarzenegger Institute white paper)

Bipartisan Policy Center Analysis finds that participation rates tend to increase with open primaries

-John C. Fortier Director, BPC Democracy Project, Matthew Weil Associate Director, BPC Democracy Project, Michael Thorning Senior Policy Analyst, BPC Democracy Project, Joshua Ferrer Consultant, BPC Democracy Project


Editorials & Opinion:

Oregon’s closed primaries are degrading state’s legacy of democratic innovation

written by David Ellis & Jeremy Gruber for The Oregonian

Editorial: Opening Oregon’s primaries would give voice to people, not parties

written by The Oregonian Editorial Board

Editorial: Oregon needs an open primary

written by the Bulletin Editorial Board

Opinion: A new kind of primary, a greater say for voters

written by Robert Harris and Mark Frohnmayer for

The liberal-moderate rift among Democrats has blown open in California

written by Jeremy B. White for Politico


Other Resources:

State Primary Election Types

National Conference of State Legislatures

Summary of California’s primary system

California Secretary of State

Oregon’s 2014 Open Primaries ballot initiative (Measure 90)


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