The Benefits of Ranked Choice Voting by Jon Ralston of Voter Choice Arizona

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.

Jon’s slides:

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.”

Example of a ballot employing ranked-choice voting.

Benefits include:

  • 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
better Arizona.
• Goal: To enact electoral reform in the state of Arizona, specifically Ranked Choice Voting to create a more
representative government.
• 2022 Focus:
• Enact Ranked Choice Voting in AZ cities and towns
• Educate Arizonans on the benefits of Ranked Choice Voting VOTER CHOICE

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