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Ranked Choice Voting

Voters rank the candidates in order of preference

As used in: Maine & Alaska

Proportional
RCV

RCV in multi-member district elections

As used in: Arlington VA

Approval
Voting

Voters indicate all candidates they approve of

As used in: St Louis MO

In our single choice "plurality" system, voters are able to express only a single preference as they cast their vote.

Many find this limited choice requires them to engage in strategic voting.  They fear wasting their vote on their true favorite, unintenionally benefitting  the candidate they like the least.

When a candidate wins without 50% of the vote, the result does not reflect the true preference of the electorate.  Without broad support, representation and accountability are limited.

Today's system incentivizes candidates to appeal to partisan extremes in order to be re-elected, fueling polarization and preventing constructive problem solving. 

As alternatives to the current single-choice voting system, the three elections innovations below incentivize political candidates to appeal to voters more broadly in order to achieve majority support.

Majority Choice Elections

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