VOTE YES ON Nevada Ballot Question 3
Question 3 gives Nevada voters the opportunity to make their elected leaders accountable and representative.
WHAT WOULD QUESTION 3 DO?
The current primary system emphasizes partisans who push to the extremes. By allowing all Nevadan voters to participate and all candidates to appear on the ballot, voters will get something different than the typical Left vs. Right divide.
All registered voters can participate
All candidates and all parties are on the same primary ballot
Top five vote getters move on to the general election
Voters will get to choose from up to five candidates in the general election. That's the definition of more choice. And, thanks to ranked-choice voting, there's no need to worry about "wasted votes" when voting for less popular candidates you agree with.
Rank your most preferred candidates
If your top ranked candidate can't win, then your vote moves to your next ranked choice
The winner is more likely to have broad support amongst voters
Office holders often can't pass meaningful legislation unless they work with "the other side." But, working with "the other side" guarantees a primary challenge. The result: gridlock. Top-Five Primaries and RCV General Elections change the incentives to encourage action.
Getting stuff done is more relevant than being controversial
Getting "primaried" is no longer a threat
Winning elections means appealing to a majority of voters, not just a narrow base
"It has very much changed how governing is occurring in the State Senate. We're getting a lot done."
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Try IT OUT FOR YOURSELF
Each voter selects their most preferred choices on the ballot. First, second, third, and so on.
In the first round, the top ranked choices are counted to determine if a candidate received enough votes to win.
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.
In the next round, the redistributed votes are added to the remaining candidates' totals.
The elimination and redistribution process repeats automatically until a candidate receives enough votes to win.
Make nevada's elections open and competitive