Content Under Review: All Local KYIVA and State KYIVA Web Pages are under review to Edit content for accuracy and to Assure Compliance with Commonwealth of Kentucky Ballot Access and Election Law. This review notice will be removed from each individual KYIVA Web Page when the content on that individual page is completely accurate within a high degree of reasonable  certainty.

Initial Date Published: 09-06-14   Latest Update: 12-24-21

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The Proactive Voter Movement

Open Ballot Access and Equal Political Speech

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Independent Voters Alliance (jeffcoKYIVA)

Jefferson County KY

Countywide Local Purpose


jeffcoKYIVA Goal: Build the bottom-up Internet structure used by the populist nonpartisan Proactive Voter Movement to create open Final Five Primary Elections and RCV (Ranked Choice Voting) 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 local legislative and executive offices. Occupy Kentucky (KY) Legislative and Executive Offices. Unite America. Occupy the U.S. Congress. Occupy the White House.

The ultimate IVA purpose is to give all citizens equal political speech under federal election law, Kentucky election law, and local election law. IVA participants will provide open ballot access and Election Day support for nonpartisan candidates and issues. The IVA will publish ballot access petitions. Published petitions, available for download, will be petitions for nonpartisan and minor party candidates, minor political parties, and pro-reform referendum issues in each state.  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. Active citizenship, Participation, will lead to government of, by, and for natural persons at the local, state, and national levels.

Jeferson County IVA participants will provide free petition services to give ballot access to all qualified populist nonpartisan and minor party populist candidates standing for local, state, and national offices in Jefferson County elections. Circulate petitions to give continuous statewide Kentucky ballot access to minor parties, including the  cooperative IVA populist nonpartisan political party. Circulate petitions to put important referendum issues on Jefferson County (and Louisville) ballots to preserve liberty and justice for all in a more democratic republic. Make information available to recruit populist nonpartisan and minor party candidates for public office. If not you, who? If not now, when?

County IVA (jeffcoKYIVA Purpose Home Page)

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National IVA (National IVA Purpose Home Page)


Final Saturday of the Month Meeting

Final Sunday Monthly Zoom Meeting

Orientation and Discussion: 1:00 pm
Educate for Proactive Citizenship: 2:00 PM (About 60 minutes)
Guest, Nonpartisan Candidate Session: 3:00 PM

Date, location, directions, program/activities are updated on the 1st day of each month before the next meeting. (Date, Place) Zoom_Mtg Attendance is not required for IVA participation. (Host your own IVA meet up? Manage your own IVA Web pages?) Dress is business casual.

Meet Nonpartisan Candidates: At least one nonpartisan bottom-up candidate will be at each IVA meeting. Candidate web page links, petitions, and contacts are shown for all known populist nonpartisan and Minor Party candidates on Jefferson County Ballots for local, state, and national public offices. Go to the web page to meet other candidates on the ballot who will represent you. (Top of Page)

Jefferson County IVA Contacts, Phone, Email:
joanna at
Rich, 502-873-5623,
jeffco at
Motto: Freedom is participation in power Cicero, Roman Senator


1st IVA Priority: Certify Petition Circulators. We certify Kentucky petition circulators to correctly obtain valid signatures needed to get ballot access for nonpartisan and minor party candidates, all minor parties to include the populist IVA nonpartisan political party, and initiative/referendum issues. The basic rules to obtain valid petition signatures are simple and the same for all Kentucky petitions.

EDIT>With 100,000 IVA certified petition circulators initiative and referendum issues needing "100,000" valid signatures would require only four valid signatures if just 25% of IVA petition circulators chose to circulate a petition for the issue. Many issues would get to the ballot and voters would have the opportunity to "speak" on each issue. Also, valid signatures for nonpartisan candidates with "no party" would require only one or two valid signatures with as few as 5,000 IVA certified petition circulators across the state. For example, only 5,000 valid signatures are needed to put nonpartisan candidates for Governor, Statewide Kentucky offices, U.S. President or U.S. Senator on the Kentucky ballot. Signature requirements for ballot access to KY legislative offices are less. (Top of Page) (Your Voice)


EDIT>Kentucky 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 Kentucky. 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 Kentucky political system. With as few as five thousand well-motivated petition circulators across the state of Kentucky we can accomplish ballot access miracles.

EDIT>Continuous Cooperative Ballot Access: Twenty signatures every two years from 5,000+ KYIVA petition circulators (100,000+ signatures) from friends, neighbors, and family will certify KYIVA ballot access for all future elections. Every legislative candidate using KYIVA 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, nonpartisan candidates can successfully compete with the bipartisan monopoly.

Each state requires different numbers. (Top of Page) (Your Voice)

To participate in civic power you can be IVA certified to circulate petitions in one hour, more or less. Be a proactive ballot access petition circulator and Election Day participant to have a voice in our governments.

EDIT>Individual petition circulators choose the candidate, party, and issue petitions he/she wants to circulate. Petitions will be available to download as Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) files from IVA web pages or other web pages whenever possible. PDF petition files can be opened and printed on any printer using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Numbers) (Top of Page)

A Little Effort. A Lot of Liberty

Each ballot access petition will have an active petition coordinator who will track valid signature collection efforts. Each local IVA can have a local goal for the number of valid local signatures needed to insure ballot access. If public soliciting of signatures is needed, which usually yields 80% or less valid signatures, a higher goal will be set for the total number of signatures needed to meet the valid petition signature goal. Ballot access depends entirely upon valid petition signature numbers. Success depends upon participation. (Top of Page) (Your Voice)

Active Petitions Page: Initiative issue petitions, such as Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), will be found on this page. Current local issue petitions will be accessed from each Local IVA ballot_access.html web page where the issue is on the ballot. Statewide issue petitions will be on each KYIVA ballot_access.html and all Local IVA ballot_access.html web pages published all over the state. Minor Party: Petitions to form new Kentucky political parties can be accessed from the same Local IVA pages all over Kentucky. The Green Party, the Independent Voters Alliance (KYIVA), the Libertarian Party, and others may circulate petitions to form minor Kentucky political parties for one future election at a time. Initiative/Referendum issues on your Local ballot:

Petition Coordinator Contacts: Check progress on petitions you chose to circulate. Contacts are listed for candidate, party, and issue petitions currently in circulation.

Kentucky Ballot Initiative Ideas: Any IVA participant can work with Local IVA web page managers to present initiative/referendum ideas. This IVA page contains recommended initiatives. Indicate your interest in specific ideas and support initiative activities.


Nonpartisan Leadership:

IVA Priority: IVA Web Pages for Every Voting Precinct You can put in as much time as you like to manage IVA web pages for your community, precinct, town, county, or congressional district. Get a free template file on a Mini-CD or CD-R from any IVA Web Page Manager for material costs, under one dollar. The ZIP file includes all the easy instructions you will need to set up and manage your IVA web pages. Complete and submit the IVA pdf-Participation Form to join the Jefferson County leadership team. The free can be received by email. Create and Manage IVA web pages for your Local Community or Electoral Area where you live and vote.

(Top of Page) (Your Voice) IVA Leadership Page IVA Leader Page


Occupy elections. Vote against two-party career incumbents! Use ballot access petitions to Participate in power.

Be a proactive petition circulator and Election Day participant.

Be a proactive citizen in your voting precinct.

A Little Effort. A Lot of Liberty

Welcome to the populist Proactive Voter Movement. Unite America. Zoom

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

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2. A Democratic Republic! The Vote-by-Mail Revolution!, 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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3. Forward Party: ,

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. . Be a Proactive Voter. Occupy elections. Unite America.

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

The only IVA headquarters are located on local computer, tablet and smart phone desktops of IVA participants on the political precinct level in all fifty states. Millions of desktops. We are the 99.999%. Occupy Elections - Everybody Vote!

The IVA can be an Internet opportunity for a new beginning in political organization 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 proactive voter system" with many more nonpartisan and minor party populist candidate choices to give voters a reason to vote.

Emphasis will no longer be on ideology, power and control, but on issues and workable solutions to our republic's problems. The IVA emphasis will be on liberty and justice for all in a more democratic republic. rls

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