Referred to as “Top-Two Go,” Proposition 14 would create a primary system where all candidates would appear on the same ballot, and voters would be able to vote for any candidate, regardless of political registration. The top two candidates would then face off in the general election. Proponents argue that the open primary will increase competition and decrease hyper-partisanship. Opponents claim that the measure will actually decrease voter choice.

Abel Maldonado, lieutenant governor of California and former state senator (R-District 15)
Eric McGhee, research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California
Richard Winger, editor of Ballot Access News and board member for the Free & Equal Elections Foundation

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