State should move to ranked-choice voting

We all do better when our government is accountable to us. While we’re proud here in Washington of how civically engaged our residents are, if you want to make your voice go further, you should support ranked-choice voting!

Voters across the United States on both sides of the political divide are trying it out and loving it.

RCV gives you the option to rank candidates on your ballot. If your preferred candidate can’t win, your vote counts for your next choice.

This simple change means you don’t have to vote for a “lesser evil.” It also means that candidates will run more civil campaigns so they can win second -and third-choice votes.

RCV also limits the chances of a fringe minority stealing an election from the more balanced

electorate at large.

Voters overwhelmingly prefer RCV to the “choose one” method that we use in Washington right now. RCV has been adopted in places like New York City, Alaska, Maine, San Francisco, and many other jurisdictions across the country.

It’s time that our voting structure catches up to our needs. Let’s take action now, Washington, and make ranked-choice voting a reality! Let’s make fair and balanced elections a thing again.

Gia Kaur


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