If you’re reading this, then you’re probably one of the millions of people who agree that our electoral system is broken. We are being forced into a corporate duopoly, which shames us into voting for the lesser evil, rather than voting for our hopes and values.
But we have a solution: it’s called Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV). RCV allows you -- the voter -- to rank candidates in order of preference, therefore empowering you to fully express your opinion.
Want to see how it works? Watch the video below, then vote in our poll and share it with friends! We’ll use Ranked-Choice Voting to determine the winner.
Ranked-Choice Voting in 4 Easy Steps:
1. Voters rank candidates in their order of preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on). If a candidate has more than 50% of the first choice votes, s/he wins.
2. If no candidate gets a majority of the #1 votes, then the candidate with the fewest first choices is eliminated.
3. The voters who selected the eliminated candidate as their first choice will then have their votes added to the totals of their second choice.
4. This process continues until a candidate has more than half of the votes or only two candidates remain.
Ice Cream Election 2016
Vote in our poll here! Our candidates are:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Raspberry Lemon Sorbet Cherry Almond Chunk
May the most preferred flavor win!
Vote by Sunday, October 30th and we’ll announce the winner of the Ice Cream Election on Monday, along with an explanation of how the ballots were counted using the Ranked-Choice Voting method!
Do you want to help transform our electoral system? Here are some things you can do:
Share this poll with your family and friends: http://www.demochoice.org/dcballot.php?poll=IC2016 Ranked-Choice Voting is a simple, yet powerful way to avoid “spoilers” or “voting for the lesser evil”.
Find out if your state is trying to pass a bill that advances Ranked-Choice Voting. Tell your legislators you support it!
Spread the word about Ranked-Choice Voting! Share this link: www.jill2016.com/rcv
Educate your community by conducting a mock election. Pick something you love: fruits, sci-fi movies, books, you name it. Put those on a ballot, then get your family and friends to vote. Once they’re done, count the ballots using Ranked Choice Voting. When you have your winner, make sure you send us a picture or video of your election!