Currently, there are several organizations actively promoting election reform at the national level in the United States. Many more groups and individuals are active at the state level. Still, there doesn’t appear to be any overall strategy, common purpose or long term plan for success.
The public ballot proposal is not election reform – it’s exactly the opposite. The public ballot proposal perpetuates and safeguards the major party primaries as private political party functions. In spite of claims to the contrary, there is no attempt to eliminate voter or candidate exclusion. It’s a sham.
Unlike a “simple” Top-Four primary, the hybrid primary uses a two-stage vote tally to incorporate the closed major-party “nominating” elections.
A closed primary is a private election, limited to affiliated party members, who must declare their party affiliation in order to participate. All unaffiliated voters are excluded. All unaffiliated candidates are excluded.