Electoral reforms put people ahead of politics

It's been less than five years since voters approved two critical reforms to California's electoral system. Yet, because of these reforms, we are already seeing significant changes to the state's political landscape - and the changes are positive ones.

In 2010, Californians approved a top-two, open primary system. This reform allows you to vote for anyone you want in a primary election, regardless of your, or the candidate's, party affiliation. The top two candidates then face off in November.