Independent Party takes the right step
Bend Bulletin April 16, 2015
Oregon’s newest major political party, the Independent Party, will open its primary election to all unaffiliated voters in the state next spring. That’s good news on several levels.
Unaffiliated voters generally have been barred from voting in party primaries unless they’re willing to join a party to do so. Both Democrats and Republicans have made exceptions over the years, but closed primaries have been a reality more often than not.