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Lincoln Primary

A Lincoln Primary is an Open Primary Tracking Poll - an alternative to primary elections for qualifying candidates to the general election ballot.

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  1. Each state maintains a secure online database of voter registration and tracking information.
  2. Any person - eligible to vote may create an online account in their state database. (Register to vote.)
  3. Beginning February 1st and continuing thru July of each election year, voters may use their online accounts to "endorse" ballot candidates.
  4. Voters may change their endorsements at any time prior to August 1st.
  5. On August 1st, the five ballot candidates with the most endorsements qualify for the general election ballot.
  • Ranked Choice Voting is used in the general election to ensure victory for the top candidate.
  • The tracking poll can be expanded to qualify initiative measures for the general election ballot also. Voters can go online to endorse a ballot measure instead of signing an initiative petition.

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Video Introduction

What is a Lincoln Primary?

And how is it different from other types of open primaries like the Top-Two and Top-Four? This is a short video to introduce viewers to the Top-Five Open Primary Tracking Poll. 3:41 View the next video - The Lincoln Primary Ballot Measure Campaign.

What is a Lincoln Primary?

The Lincoln Primary Mailing List.

A nationwide ballot measure campaign using a mailing list for crowdfunding. 6-minute Video

The Lincoln Primary Mailing List.

The Cinderella Candidate

A short video introduction to Open Primary Tracking Polls. 2-Minute Video.

The Cinderella Candidate

Is a Top-Two Primary an Open Primary?

In a court of law, a Top-Two is probably not considered an open primary. 4-minute Video.

Is a Top-Two Primary an Open Primary?

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The Lincoln Primary Newsletter May 2, 2022

Progress of the nationwide ballot measure campaign in the month of April 2022. We now have 87 subscribers to the "Lincoln Primary" YouTube channel. More importantly, if you type in the phrase "Lincoln Primary" in the search box on YouTube the Lincoln Primary channel actually shows up in the search

The Lincoln Primary Newsletter May 2, 2022

The Lincoln Primary Newsletter April 1, 2022

Progress of the nationwide ballot measure campaign in the month of March 2022.

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The Lincoln Primary Newsletter March 3, 2022

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The Lincoln Primary Newsletter March 3, 2022