In 2016, the national Democratic Party set up a “Unity Reform Commission”, which is tasked with making suggested changes to future presidential nomination rules for the party. The Unity Reform Commission is instructed to issue its ideas before January 1, 2018. The ideas will then go to the Rules & Bylaws Committee of the national party. Possible changes include (1) recommending that independents be allowed to vote in all Democratic presidential primaries and caucuses; (2) ending or limiting the number of “super-delegates” (delegates who are not elected, but serve by virtue of their position); (3) encouraging more of the caucus states to switch to presidential primaries instead. Thanks to Thomas Jones for this news.