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HINT: it's the voting system. Ranked Choice Voting is the solution.

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HINT: it's the voting system. Ranked Choice Voting is the solution.

THE PROBLEM

Our voting system is tearing us apart.

It prevents us from working together to tackle the real challenges our communities face.

GRIDLOCK

Year after year, gridlock in statehouses and in Washington gets worse. Our communities fight for crucial legislation, and it goes nowhere.

POLARIZATION

From the dinner table to the national news, we feel fractured. And it seems like many of our elected officials are only fighting for one team, not the district. Rather than find middle ground, politicians pander to the fringes. 

NEGATIVITY

Because voters can only choose one candidate, politicians do everything they can to attack their opponent in order to win votes. Going low has become the norm. 

GRIDLOCK

Year after year, gridlock in statehouses and in Washington gets worse. Our communities fight for crucial legislation, and it goes nowhere.

POLARIZATION

From the dinner table to the national news, we feel fractured. And it seems like many of our elected officials are only fighting for one team, not the district. Rather than find middle ground, politicians pander to the fringes. 

NEGATIVITY

Because voters can only choose one candidate, politicians do everything they can to attack their opponent in order to win votes. Going low has become the norm. 
Americans are experiencing record levels of frustration. Most eligible voters don’t go to the polls. We are more divided than ever. The good news: there is a simple change we can make that would help to bring Americans together again.

THE SOLUTION

Ranked Choice Voting gives a strong voice to all voters in our elections, and ensures candidates with the broadest support get to govern.

No more “hold your nose” votes. Ranked Choice Voting is a simple change that gives voters the option to rank candidates for office in the order they prefer them: 1, 2, 3. 

 More Expression 

As a voter, Ranked Choice Voting allows you to express your full range of views on the ballot — not just one. You can vote for your true favorite, and you can compromise with your backup rankings.

 Less Divisiveness 

By allowing voters to rank candidates in the order they like them, Ranked Choice voting helps consolidate, rather than divide, competing factions. Candidates need the support of the broadest possible coalition of their constituents — not just a vocal minority.

 More Positivity 

Ranked Choice Voting encourages positive campaigns. Candidates need to earn the 2nd and 3rd choice votes of their opponent’s supporters by appealing to what they have in common. With Ranked Choice Voting, politicians are rewarded for campaigning on issues and showing compromise, not for tearing down the other side. 

LET'S COME TOGETHER

Ranked Choice Voting is the one simple change we need to get America back on track.

Join the movement to help make it happen.

Voters across America already rank their ballots

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States include at least one jurisdiction that uses RCV.
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Voters live in RCV communities.
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States include at least one jurisdiction that uses RCV.
425
Elections have used RCV since 2004.
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