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The Proactive Voter Movement

Open Ballot Access and Equal Political Speech

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Independent Voters Alliance (hamcoOHIVA)

State of Ohio

OHIVA Purpose


OHIVA Goal: Build the bottom-up Internet structure used by the populist nonpartisan Proactive Voter Movement to create open Final Five Primary Elections (FFV) and Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) General Elections in every state.1 Have vote by mail2 available for all eligible voters in every state.3 Equal political speech under the law. We are the 99.999%. Occupy Elections. Everybody Vote! Occupy OH Legislative and Executive Offices. Unite America. Occupy the U.S. Congress. Occupy the White House. Occupy

The ultimate IVA purpose is to give all citizens equal political speech under federal election law and under Ohio election law. IVA participants will accomplish ballot access for and Election Day support of nonpartisan candidates and issues. The IVA will publish ballot access petitions. Published petitions, available for download, will be petitions for nonpartisan and proactive candidates, minor political parties, and pro-reform referendum issues. Each IVA certified petition circulator will choose which ballot access petitions to circulate. Successful petition efforts will give voters more ballot choices to initiate governance from the bottom up. Proactive citizenship, Participation, will lead to government of, by, and for natural persons at the local, state, and national levels.


Nonpartisan Leadership:

The Ohio IVA will support establishment of a cooperative OHIVA populist nonpartisan proactive party with an acting Central Committee composed of one man and one woman from each U.S. Congressional District, for minor or intermediate party status, or one man and one woman from each Ohio county for major party status, in accordance with Ohio law. IVA web pages will be established in every county and local electoral area in Ohio to provide communications and ballot access leadership for every IVA participant. Complete and submit the OHIVA (GDoc) Leadership Form to join the leadership team in Ohio. Get your free no-cost file to Manage IVA web pages for your Local IVA or Electoral Area where you live.
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The Ohio IVA will consistently seek nonpartisan proactive cooperative candidates who seek reasonable solutions for all political issues. The only requirement of all IVA participants and IVA candidates for public office is support for our democratic republic. Liberty, justice, and a more democratic republic are constant IVA goals.

Success depends upon participation by large numbers of nonpartisans, who are a super majority, as IVA web page managers and as IVA certified  petition circulators. The average IVA participant would need to donate ten to twenty hours of public service time per year to transform our political system. Liberty and justice for all in a more democratic republic is the overall IVA goal.

Continuous ballot access as a cooperative political party will be obtained for the IVA in Ohio when supported by growth in the number of IVA participants. Continuous IVA ballot access will be maintained either by petition or by obtaining the necessary percentage of votes in Presidential and Gubernatorial elections as provided by Ohio law.


Continuous Ohio ballot access for all minor parties will be one required concurrent IVA petition goal. The Ohio IVA will work to place candidates for local, State and national offices (President, Vice President, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative to Congress) from all minor parties on all Ohio ballots. Each IVA participant, individual voter, will then decide which Presidential pair, and other candidates, to vote for or endorse, as the proactive candidate most likely to win each public office. Each nonpartisan proactive public officeholder will help to eliminate the pointless bipartisan power struggle that now prevents open clean elections at all levels.

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All IVA cooperative candidates must support basic electoral and political reforms to return control of the political process to the people of Ohio.

Candidates: Each IVA cooperative candidate, usually one per public office, could be a proactive nonpartisan candidate with a well-defined individual platform on issues. If not, an IVA cooperative candidate can choose to run his/her campaign on the well-defined platform of one or more of the minor parties, such as Green, Independence, Libertarian, Natural Law, Reform, or We the People parties in alphabetical order.

Proactive voters using IVA ballot access will agree to choose one cooperative candidate from all possible candidates to stand for any specific public office, especially on the state and local levels. Other promising cooperative candidates will choose to run for another office where an IVA cooperative candidate is needed to provide an alternative to the monopoly bipartisan two-party system. All endorsed candidates will be selected to provide the best-qualified candidate for every public office in every election.

In the event the IVA cooperative proactive nonpartisan political party has actual ballot access and can field a full set of candidates for public office, and there is still more than one IVA candidate standing for the office(s), the IVA will participate in primary elections as provided by Ohio law to elect one candidate from two or more IVA candidates to stand for each public office in the November general elections.

One central IVA cooperative guiding principle is to provide opposition and alternatives to the monopoly bipartisan two-party system in order to win local, state and national level public office with nonpartisan proactive candidates who will provide government of, by, and for natural persons.


Briefly: The OHIVA can build a populist nonpartisan proactive voter movement to maintain open ballot access for all public offices in Ohio with the least effort possible. With ballot access problems solved The Proactive Voter Movement can dedicate more time and effort toward the election of nonpartisan proactive candidates who will represent every person in the proactive Voter Majority. IVA proactive candidates elected to public office will govern for the common good of all citizens.

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The Proactive Voter Movement can become strong enough to overcome the bipartisan (two-party) left/right stranglehold on our political process. Divided, the nonpartisan voter majority will continue to be factional and marginal. Together, the proactive nonpartisan majority can move toward a more democratic republic of, by, and for all the people of the United States. Support your Local IVA. (Your Voice)


Ohio Cooperative Party Ballot Access Numbers: Ten valid signatures from 5,000 petition circulators (50,000 valid signatures) are more than the number of valid signatures needed on minor party ballot access petitions in Ohio. Twenty times that number of petition circulators, 100,000, would lower the number of valid signatures needed per petition circulator to only one or two signatures. Signatures from a spouse and a neighbor can transform our world. Once we have 100,000 IVA certified motivated petition circulators, we can easily reform our Ohio political system. With as few as five thousand well-motivated petition circulators across the state of Ohio we can accomplish ballot access miracles.

Continuous Cooperative Ballot Access: Twenty signatures every two years from 5,000+ OHIVA petition circulators (100,000+ signatures) from friends, neighbors, and family will certify OHIVA ballot access for all future elections. Every legislative candidate using OHIVA ballot access will need just 25 valid signatures, not 1000s, for ballot access. Statewide candidates will need just 1000, not 5000 valid signatures. With ballot access assured, proactive nonpartisan candidates can successfully compete with the bipartisan monopoly.

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Legislation: Develop and promote model legislation for ballot access and election laws for use in Ohio and throughout the fifty states. Model legislation must honor the equal protection provisions of the Ohio and the U.S. Constitutions in both the letter and the spirit of the law.

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(IVA Priority) Certify Petition Circulators

(Your Voice) Manage IVA Web Pages

(Your Voice) Zoom Meet ups, Coffees, and Speakers

(Petitions/Web Pages) Nonpartisan Candidates on Ohio Ballots

(Initiative/Party) Active Petitions

(Nonpartisan Candidate) Can You Stand for Public Office? (Qualify at 18 yrs.) (Gen X, Y Issues)

(Your Privilege) Proactive Citizenship

(Directory) Ohio Local IVA Home Pages

(Directory) Ohio IVA Central Committee (Members Needed Your Voice?)

(Download, Print) Ohio IVA Documents

(A Civics100 Lesson) Political ID Card

(Links to Learning) Study Hall, Today's Politics

(Positive, Creative Blogs) Sounding Board (Improve the Politics We Live With)

(Referenda) Ohio Ballot Initiative Ideas Page

(Ohio Income Tax Credit) $50 for your Political Use

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Model State IVA Web Pages

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Model Local IVA Web Pages (County, Community, precinct, etc.)

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1. The Politics Industry, Gehl/Porter, Harvard Business Review Press, 2020: Learn more at and Institute for Political Innovation: - FFV, Final Five Voting.

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2. A Democratic Republic! The Vote-by-Mail Resolution!, IVA Opinion, Richard L. Stevenson, May 01, 2020.

The 99% Can Vote Any Day at Home. End Voter Suppression By the DNC and the RNC! Create Open Final Five Nonpartisan Primary Elections to Build Consensus on Public Policy.


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Forward, Notes on the Future of Our Democracy, Andrew Yang, Crown, New York, 2021. "Civic Juries" mentioned by Yang would be completely fulfilled in the nonpartisan Proactive Voter Movement and would be supported by "The Proactive Voter Pledge" presented in the proactive pamphlet. The Local IVAs are "Civic Juries" in action. . Become a Proactive Voter. Occupy elections. Unite America.

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Occupy Open Clean Elections: The IVA is proposed to be a populist nonpartisan proactive voter movement organized on the computer, tablet and smartphone desktops of IVA participants to give our people a strong voice in public elections and in our governments. We will end the corrupt monopoly power of the bipartisan two-party system.

IVA headquarters are located on local computer, tablet and smartphone desktops of every IVA participant on the political precinct level in all fifty states. Millions of desktops. We are the 99.999%. Occupy elections. Everybody Vote! Unite America.

Our Voices, A New Social Paradigm: The IVA can be an Internet opportunity for a new beginning in open nonpartisan elections for our republic and for other people throughout the world. For our nation, an emphatic move away from a corruptible "bipartisan two-party political system" toward a "populist nonpartisan proactive voter system" with a vote in each election for every voter. Each voter will have a vote on every candidate elected and issue passed. All voters will have a voice in all elections. Trust will be restored. Unite America. Fix democracy. Up to you.

Emphasis will no longer be on ideology, power and control, but on issues and consensus solutions to our real world human problems. We will have one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all in a more democratic republic. rls

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