21st Century Democracy: Opening Up The Political Process To All Voters


Watch video of a forum discussing a new nominating process for 2012 presidential election.

Americans Elect is providing voters the opportunity to directly nominate a presidential candidate outside the two-party system for the 2012 presidential election. Through AmericansElect.org, every registered voter can sign up to become a delegate and participate. This election, voters can pick a president, not a party.

The panel includes Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliot Ackerman; Shayne Chair Professor of Public Policy and Social Science Larry Bartels; Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Josh Clinton; Associate Director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project Liz Zechmeister; and Chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Political Science John Geer.

The discussion was moderated by John Seigenthaler, chairman emeritus of The Tennessean and founder of The First Amendment Center.

Contact: Jayne Cornwell