If approved, this would be a major win for RCV and would replace the current plurality voting method.
RCV “would provide opportunities for more candidates to freely run for office while encouraging positive, yet competitive campaigns where the winner is chosen by a majority of voters,” said Councilmember Deven Shaff.
If the measure passes, Broomfield would be one of several cities in Colorado to adopt RCV, alongside Boulder, Basalt, Carbondale, and Telluride. Denver is also considering shifting to RCV, and a recent bipartisan bill (HB 1071), which provides support to cities and jurisdictions switching to RCV, was signed into law.
This represents Broomfield’s efforts to move towards a more fair and representative democracy, and sets an example for other jurisdictions thinking about implementing RCV. Congratulations to Broomfield and RCV for CO for their hard work.