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.
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.