In order to choose which political party best fits your beliefs and values, you must learn about the history and current platform of each, or take our quiz to find out which party aligns with your values. Here, in no particular order, we offer a quick overview of each voter party choice with links to the party websites for further investigation and registration.
An independent voter—often also called an unaffiliated voter or non-affiliated voter in the United States—is a voter who does not align themselves with a political party. An independent is variously defined as a voter who votes for candidates on issues rather than on the basis of a political ideology or partisanship.
Founded in 2001, the Green Party of the United States (GPUS or Greens) is a green and progressive political party in the
United States. The party, which is the country's fourth-largest by membership, promotes environmentalism, nonviolence,
social justice, participatory grassroots democracy, gender equality, LGBT rights, anti-war and anti-racism.
The Democratic party was founded
in 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson. Sixteen Democrats have served as President of the United States.
By registered members, the Democratic party is the largest party in the country.
The Republican party—also referred to at the GOP (Grand Old Party)—is the second-largest political party in the United States. The party was founded in 1854 by a group of voters opposed to the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. There have been 19 Republican presidents, the most from any political party.
The Republican Party—also referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party)—is the second-largest political party in the United States. The party was founded in 1854 by a group of voters opposed to the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. There have been 19 Republican presidents, the most from any one political party.
The information presented here is taken from a variety of sources including Ballotpedia, the Library of Congress, Constitutional Rights Foundation, USHistory.org, and individual party websites. As these descriptions are just a basic explanation of each party, you are strongly encouraged to visit individual party websites and explore their history, leaders, platform, and current activities.
The Modern Whig Party was a political party in the United States intended to be a revival of the Whigs, a party that existed from 1833 to 1856. In 2019, the Whigs ceased all activities as a party, opting to become a think-tank for moderates known as the Modern Whig Institute.