I was pretty close to putting this in the 2012 US Presidential Election thread, but I decided it merited it's own topic. It may even warrant a topic in Everything Else, but I figured I'd play it safe since it would probably just end up back here.
On the Colbert Report a few days ago Colbert interviewed someone from http://www.americanselect.org/ and I thought that the idea was really, really interesting. This is a non-partisan website that is negotiating with each state to get a third presidential candidate on the ballot. Any American registered voter can apparently register with this cite and nominate candidates. You can also fill out a little questionnaire about your political beliefs and get an eHarmony-esque narrowing of the candidates.
Sometime down the road they will have there own primary that all of the members can vote for, and that candidate will be on the ballot nation-wide along with all the of them.
I haven't signed up yet, but I'm in the process now.
The most pertinent page of their "about" section.
Americans Elect follows a simple, step-by-step process that culminates in the first-ever online convention:
• Shape the debate—sign up and define your political priorities
• Match with candidates—discover candidates that share your views
• Choose a ticket—narrow the field and vote in the online convention
And the winner will be on the 2012 ballot in every state.