Ranked Choice Voting can improve our election process and bring Kentuckians back together!
PROMOTES MAJORITY RULE
RCV is a more representative voting system than our current plurality system because it ensures candidates win only with support from the majority of voters.
ENCOURAGES POSITIVE CAMPAIGNS
Ranked Choice Voting compels candidates to reach out to as many voters as possible, including those who support their opponents, to get the 2nd choice votes needed to reach the majority. It’s not enough to convince voters not to vote for someone else, they now need tell us why we should include them in our rankings.
MORE CHOICE – CLEARER VOICE
Our outdated voting system is designed to be exclusive and limit voter choice on the ballot. Without being able to express their true preference, voters become dissatisfied with the process, and this causes many to withdraw from political engagement entirely. Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to express their actual preference rather than being forced to choose between the two major political parties.
SOLVES THE SPOILER PROBLEM
The Spoiler Effect allows candidates to win without majority support by splitting votes between two similar candidates. Since candidates must earn a majority to win, recruiting spoiler candidates to siphon votes away from an opponent would no longer be an effective strategy. RCV is the most effective and efficient way to fix this problem.
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