Larry Gilbert’s 2014 OC/CA Open Primary Voter Guide
Let me preface this voter recommendation guide pointing out that I am a fiscal and social conservative Republican. For those who may have forgotten, California voters approved a Constitutional Amendment based on the outcome of Prop 14 in June of 2010. This resulted in what is called an “open primary” election process, or the “top two”, regardless of party registration. This became a boost for moderate candidates. Prop 14 also eliminates write-in candidates in General elections such as 43rd CD Representative Ron Packard who won as a write-in candidate in 1983.
“Under California’s new open-primary system, all candidates for each office compete on a single ballot, and the top two vote-getters advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation.” Continue reading