We believe it will reduce negative campaigning (...) because candidates will need to appeal to a broader range of voters for first- and second-choice rankings to build a majority of support.
Ranked-choice voting also helps create a richer and, hopefully, more civil dialogue on the issues and increases the diversity of views available for voters to consider by allowing candidates from outside the two major parties to compete.
—League of Women Voters of Maine
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by Drew Spencer
Today the Federal Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit reversed a lower court in North Carolina and struck down a bill implementing strict voter ID and repealing many of the state's pro-voter policies, including voter preregistration.Read More
On July 26th, a handful of Georgians went to the polls to vote in runoff primary elections. Ranked choice voting, in which voters rank the candidates in order of preference, would eliminate the need for costly, unexciting runoffs since the runoff process is already built into the ballot-counting process. Additionally, because turnout is higher in the primary, we can ensure the voices of more people are heard when choosing the party nominee.Read More
Lawmakers that want more open and efficient elections in New York should go beyond trying to fix one issue at a time and instead give voters a system that is fair to everyone.Read More