Join us on Primary Election Day, April 28,
to register our protest that
700,000 Maryland voters will be
barred from participating
because we don't want to affiliate with any parties.
Contact Dona Sauerburger to find out more.
Welcome! If you are an Independent voter ("Unaffiliated") in Maryland,
or if you consider yourself to be an Independent,
you're in great company!
18% of Maryland voters are registered as Unaffiliated,
and many other Independents affiliated reluctantly in order to vote in primary elections.
Let's connect and grow our community of Independents in Maryland!
We invite you take 2-3 minutes and fill out the form below.
Did you know?
Maryland's primaries for electing candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties are paid for by Maryland's taxpaying citizens.
Because Maryland has closed primaries, taxpaying citizens who are not affiliated with those parties are not allowed to participate in the primary elections for legislative and political positions.
General elections are a mere formality in many districts in Maryland -- the selection of candidates happens in the primary elections.
Research indicates that candidates in open primaries, including legislators who are running for reelection, are more likely to respond to their unaffiliated constituents than those who run in closed primaries, and are more likely to be bipartisan in their response.