A snip from a comment on a Vox Popoli post about How to Save the United States (in case you felt like doing that):
James Dixon: 10/13/11 7:57 AM:
End the power of the two party system (I have no idea how to go about doing that though)
One remotely plausible approach: forbid the printing of party affiliation on ballots. Straight-ticket voting becomes onerous, requiring a cheat sheet or a good memory. This has little effect on high-profile positions, but great potential for breaking the parties’ grip on local offices.
Further down the same path: Reduce or eliminate the requirements for a candidate to get his name on the ballot. At the extreme end, forbid the printing of names on ballots entirely. Ballots must contain only the titles of the elected positions; all votes are write-ins. De facto literacy test.
This presumes that we don’t scrap voting as a farce in the first place.