11 Ways to Get Involved to Advance Ranked Choice Voting

Posted Grace Ramsey on November 29, 2016

The 2016 elections helped to illustrate the ways in which voters are penalized by our voting rules. Voters of all stripes are deprived of a range of real choices on the ballot. Unrepresentative winners in elections at all levels of government -- by candidates of all parties -- serve to further divide communities and make governing more difficult. Ranked choice voting gives you the freedom to vote for the candidate you like the best without worrying you'll help to elect the candidate you like the least.

On November 8th, Maine voters voted “yes” on a ballot question to adopt ranked choice voting for all statewide elections. In doing so, they became the first state to make vote-splitting and the concept of “spoiler candidates” a thing of the past. Other cities and states should follow their lead.

We at FairVote have been thrilled to see the energy from both long-time supporters and folks that are just starting to enter into the discussion. We are excited to continue our work to improve democracy, and we hope that you will be a part of that work. There are several ways you can get involved with our efforts:

FairVote is excited and prepared to build off of this momentum. We're looking forward to working with reformers across the country to continue this important work.

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