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Dinner at the Square: Open Primaries in Florida

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Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th St.

Oakland Park, FL 33334

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Open Primaries in Florida

Several groups advocating for open primaries in Florida want the Constitution Revision Commission to put an initiative on the November 2018 ballot to allow millions of independent voters to participate in primary elections.

The latest voter registration data shows that more than 3.1 million people in Florida are No-Party-Affiliation voters, representing about 24 percent of all voters. Florida is one of only nine states that hold completely closed primary elections. Fifteen states have true “open” primary elections, with the other states falling somewhere in between.

The group, Open Primaries, and two other Florida-based groups argue that the state’s closed primary excludes millions of independent voters from having a voice in electing public officials.

With independent voters representing a growing number of voters, shouldn’t their voice be heard in deciding what candidates will ultimately run and represent them too?

But major parties are fearful of allowing voters of any party to take part in either the Republican or Democratic presidential primary as it often invites mischief, commonly referred to as party-crashing.


For reading material and additional information about this event please visit: http://broward.villagesquare.us/event/open-primaries/




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Price:
Pre-Registered Guests: $35. Ticket prices will increase to $45 after 4/18/18
Registered Guests: $45




Event Details:

Members of the Village Square ($68 membership) and 1 guest are invited to attend a cocktail reception prior to the panel discussion from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. You may sign up to become a member on the registration page.

Panel discussion will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m.




Partners:

Broward League of Cities
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance




About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.

Dinner at the Square is the signature Village Square event. These dinners are intended to be educational in a format that is entertaining. The debate will be spirited but fact-based and civil.  Dinner will be included in your ticket price. The event will start promptly at 6:45 p.m.

Become a Member of the Village Square! As a member, you not only support the mission of the Village Square and help promote the Village Square events, but you will receive an invitation for you and a guest to ALL pre-dinner speaker receptions hosted by The Village Square Advisory Board. Pre-dinner receptions will be from 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. followed by the Dinner at the Square from 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. You may sign for membership when you register. Please note that membership does not include the price of the dinners.

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