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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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
by Austin Plier
Canada's Prince Edward Island has announced it will hold a non-binding referendum on five different electoral reforms in fall. The vote will be held online over the course of 10 days, and voters will use ranked choice voting to weigh in on five options (one of which is ranked choice voting).Read More