Independent

 

Independent voters are not tied to any one party. Though they may be registered with a party, they tend to vote for candidates and issues more than a particular party ideology.

These voters tend to identify themselves as independents. Sometimes they're referred to as "ticket-splitters."

 

Popular Legislation

Rhode Island (change)

 
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the first independent in his position, has his work cut out for him: fix the state's finances and help 66,000 unemployed Rhode Islanders get back to work.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Lincoln Chafee
Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Roberts
Attorney General: Peter Kilmartin
State Treasurer: Gina Raimondo
Secretary of State: Ralph Mollis