Update: On July 10, 2020, the Secretary of State of Massachusetts certified that Voter Choice for Massachusetts' ranked choice voting campaign has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot. Congratulations to all volunteers involved!
Voter Choice for Massachusetts is on track to put ranked choice voting (RCV) on the November 2020 general election ballot. The campaign is collecting signatures of registered voters using an online petition form, and if it makes it on the ballot and is supported by a majority of voters, RCV would be used in all state and federal Massachusetts elections in 2022, excluding presidential elections. These offices include state legislative seats, county offices like district attorney and sheriff, statewide seats like governor, and federal congressional and senate seats.
After collecting over 111,000 signatures in late 2019, Voter Choice for MA’s campaign must now collect 13,347 additional verified signatures by June 17. In fact, the organization announced that they expect to break the record for most signatures for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts history, with an estimate of 25,000 signatures collected before June 12th.
Multiple Massachusetts elected officials have endorsed Voter Choice for Massachusetts’s campaign, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Joe Kennedy, and Sen. Ed Markey. We are excited to see the groundswell of support—from both elected officials and ordinary citizens—for RCV, and will keep you updated as this ballot measure progresses.
If you are registered to vote in Massachusetts, sign the petition here to put RCV on the ballot in November.