APPROVE RANKED CHOICE VOTING IN OREGON
This November, Oregon voters can approve ranked choice voting for use in statewide and federal elections.
WHAT WOULD THE BALLOT MEASURE DO?
The current system encourages just two choices. Once a third choice comes into play, voters need to "play pundit" and "vote strategically" so that they don't "split the vote." Ranked choice voting allows voters to have their voices heard by voting for the candidates they believe in without worrying about electability.
Rank who you most prefer
No need to worry about vote splitting
If your top choice isn't viable, your vote goes to your next ranked choice
Ranked choice voting allows more candidates to run — even if they're from the same party or background. Having more candidates to choose from is the definition of more choice.
Without vote splitting fear, more candidates can run
More candidates means greater representation of backgrounds and ideologies
To win, candidates can't just excite their base and depress their opponents'. They need to appeal to a majority of the electorate. That means candidates need to talk with (and listen to) a much broader swath of voters.
Candidates need to appeal to a majority of voters
Scorched earth politics is less effective
Winning campaigns tend to be more positive, civil, and broad-based
"Ranked choice voting will give voters more choice, encourage voter engagement, and strengthen our democracy by improving peoples’ perception of elections and election outcomes."
"If your organization has any interest in RCV education, be sure to include RankedVote in your toolkit."
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 OREGON's elections MORE REPRESENTATIVE