Jon Ralson of Voter Choice Arizona explained the reasons in favor of ranked-choice voting, speaking at the December 19, 2022, meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. Thank you to Chris DeYoung for editing the video below.
Instead of picking just one candidate, Ranked Choice Voting lets you rank multiple candidates in the order you prefer them. To win under Ranked Choice Voting, a candidate must get a majority of the votes (> either in the first round, or in the “instant runoff.”
- No more “lesser of two evils”
- Increases voter turnout
- Voters get more choices
- Campaigns become more positive
- The winning candidate is guaranteed to have majority support
Ranked-choice voting is enacted in 29 states already.
Voter Choice Arizona (VCAZ) is a non-profit 501c(3) formed in 2020 to bring ranked choice voting to
• Mission: Improve our elections so that voters have more choice and more voice, for better governance and a
• Goal: To enact electoral reform in the state of Arizona, specifically Ranked Choice Voting to create a more
• 2022 Focus:
• Enact Ranked Choice Voting in AZ cities and towns
• Educate Arizonans on the benefits of Ranked Choice Voting VOTER CHOICE