Click here to listen to podcast!


In the latest episode of “In Full Color,” IVN Editor Shawn Griffiths discusses a new voting method with Sara Wolf, campaign manager for STAR Voting for Lane County in Oregon that could change the way we look at elections.

Imagine you could rate candidates on the ballot like you rate your Uber driver or a product on Amazon? That’s the idea, and advocates say it gives all voters an equal vote, provides a more accurate and more representative look at how voters view each candidate, and elects the best candidates.

Shawn and Sara get into the origins of STAR Voting, how it works, the campaign to get it implemented in Oregon, and more. Want to know more? Leave us your questions, comments, or feedback and get more on the In Full Color column on

Independent Voter


Pundits ignore us. Primaries exclude us. Political scientists say we are just “closet partisans.” Nonsense. Join the 44%. #WeExist