| Shawn Griffiths | IVN |

A DC campaign has collected more than 40,000 signatures to put an initiative on the city’s ballot that would open primary elections to independent voters and implement ranked choice voting in all District elections.

The Yes on 83 campaign, formally known as Make All Votes Count DC, announced that it will submit its signatures to the DC Board of Elections on July 1.

More equitable and inclusive elections

“Such broad support of Initiative 83 across the District is not just empowering, but a clear sign that D.C. voters are hungry for more equitable and inclusive elections,” said Lisa D. T. Rice, who proposed Initiative 83 and is the Ward 7 ANC Commissioner.

Initiative 83 is also known as “The Ranked Choice Voting and Open The Primary Elections to Independent Voters Act of 2024.”

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