Ranked-Choice Voting
What Is Ranked-Choice Voting? (RCV)
Ranked-choice voting allows those running for office a fair shot. Reducing negative campaigning allows unknown candidates to run for office, and advocates, including Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who has championed this as a critical policy initiative, say it could help prevent evermore polarized election campaigns. In New York, more than 73% of voters, including those in other countries such as Maine, New Zealand, and Australia in adopting Ranked-choice voting.
Ranked-choice voting is an electoral system that allows people to vote for multiple candidates in order of preference. Instead of just choosing whom you want to win, you fill out the ballot saying who is your first choice, second choice, or third choice (or more as needed) for each position.
How Can We Make This Work?
I propose that we pass Ranked-choice voting here in Utah as other states have voted to pass Ranked-choice voting. In addition to the voters for the 2020 Democratic primaries, many states have used Ranked-choice voting, and for the 2020 Democratic caucuses, according to FairVote, this nonpartisan group advocate for election reform. We can make this work for the voters who plan to vote in the 2022 primaries as well.
My proposal
  • Ranked-choice voting should be a human right to vote for multiple candidates.
  • Release a petition for Utahns to vote for Ranked-choice voting
  • Determine all winners with just one round of voting.
  • Eliminate bias by ensuring the same candidate isn't always first.
Ranked-Choice Voting on Multiple Candidates

Ranked-choice voting should be a human right to vote for their candidate in order from their top candidate to their second choice and so on. 

Some may ask, "What is the point in this?" well, some may have a hard decision to vote on one candidate when they believe that we should also vote for another candidate. 

Voting for others running for office will also give unknown candidates a chance to decide they also like that candidate's policies and perhaps be the second choice.

Release A Petition for Utahns To Vote For Ranked-Choice Voting
I believe that Utah's state should give the citizens within the state a chance to vote on Ranked-choice voting. The people's voice does matter, and if the people want RCV, I believe that we should have that option in every primary election here in Utah; this will also give Utahns more freedom to allow their voices to vote for more than one candidate.
Determine All-Winners With Just one Round of Voting
With Ranked-choice voting, a candidate can declare to be the winner depending on how many votes that candidate gets. The appropriate option is the right to vote. We can determine who the winner will be and give candidates a more fair shot, especially those smaller or mysterious candidates; this will be fairer for candidates and voters. I believe that most of you would agree with me on this. Determining the winner will be chosen as voters will vote for multiple candidates in the primaries elections, and their ballot will be counted and determine the winner.
Eliminate Bias By Ensuring The Same Candidate Is Not Always First
Eliminating bias will ensure a voter does not lean in a particular direction, either in favor of or against a specific candidate. All candidates should get a fair shot, not just the well-known candidate because they have a more significant supporter base according to smaller candidates. We need to make Ranked-choice voting fair for all, including voters and candidates; whether the candidate is progressive or not, we are all fighting for the same thing. "Our People," yes, candidates may say something, but when elected and sworn into office, they do not fight for what they promised to fight for before being elected; this is called "Faith" and having belief in the candidate and their platform. Candidates should stand by what they say to what they do in office. As your Senator, I will do what the people believe in; this is the only way to move forward and give the people a fair movement and leadership.

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