Partisan-weary voters get new, online option

Sep 30, 2011

A new political party has been certified to be on the Michigan ballot for the 2012 presidential election. It says it doesn’t have a candidate, platform or issues.

Americans Elect says voters are ready for a new type of politics – one that doesn’t involve Republicans or Democrats.

The nonprofit organization will hold a non-partisan nominating convention for the presidency – online.

Americans Elect CEO Elliott Ackerman says any registered voter can be a delegate.

“In November, every delegate will be able to go online and start drafting the ticket that they would like to see," Ackerman says. "It’s going to allow the American people to have much more of a voice in terms of who the nominees are, just not the folks who are affiliated with the two major parties.”

Ackerman says Americans Elect has gathered nearly two million of the 2.9 million signatures it needs to get on the ballot in all 50 states.


For more information, see Americanselect.org. The organization also has a Facebook page.