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Ranked-Choice Voting

Using ranked-choice voting (RCV), a voter selects their most preferred choices on the ballot. First, second, third, and so on. If no candidate gets enough votes to win, the candidate with the least votes is eliminated.

Those who voted for an eliminated candidate have their vote redistributed to their next choice in the following round.

This elimination and redistribution process repeats until a candidate receives enough votes to win.

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Open Primaries

An "open primary" is a primary election where the voter does not have to be formally declared with a political party in order to participate. In other words, any eligible voter can vote.

This is in contrast to a "party primary" where voters must formally declare a party affiliation beforehand. In other words, Republicans vote for Republicans and Democrats vote for Democrats.

WHY RANKED-CHOICE VOTING?

Better elections.

Ranked-choice voting changes the incentives for both voters and candidates. Voters are free to vote for their most preferred candidates without fear of a wasted vote. Candidates campaign to a broader coalition instead of solely activating their base.

KEY ADVANTAGES OF RANKED-CHOICE VOTING

Determines the candidate with the strongest support

Encourages civil campaigning

Reduces wasted votes

Eliminates the need for multiple elections

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WHY OPEN PRIMARIES?

Better governance.

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Open primaries change the incentives for how candidates govern once elected. Legislators can pass broadly popular bills (that are unpopular with their base) without fear of “being primaried.”   

KEY ADVANTAGES OF OPEN PRIMARIES

Increases candidate accountability to the voters

Encourages popular legislation

Broadens electorate beyond diehard partisans

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WHY Ranked-Choice Voting + OPEN PRIMARIES?

Better together.

Combined, they form a “one-two punch” of electoral reform. Candidates build broader coalitions to get elected and are rewarded for generating results instead of conflict. Voters see those results come home and, ultimately, that their vote matters. 

KEY ADVANTAGES OF RCV + OPEN PRIMARIES

Voter cynicism fades

Leaders govern

Democracy strengthens

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