The need to strengthen our democracy and address the dysfunction in our government is urgent, and Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a proven, common sense step we can take right now.
Ranked Choice Voting Legislation
Sen. Kelly Morrison and Rep. Cedrick Frazier, along with a growing number of RCV supporters in the state legislature, are working to advance statewide and local options RCV legislation.
Progress in the 2023 session and next steps:
- Pro-RCV legislation was introduced that would establish a task force to make recommendations to the legislature on adopting and implementing RCV at the state level and in local jurisdictions with even-year elections;
- Allow local jurisdictions with odd-year elections to adopt RCV if they wish;
- Provide grants to local jurisdictions for RCV implementation and voter education.
While the full measure did not advance as we hoped, important progress was made in passing a study bill that requires the Secretary of State to examine implementing RCV statewide among other election and voter engagement efforts.
A stand-alone RCV Local Options bill was also introduced by Rep. Cedrick Frazier at the end of session to advance in the 2024 session.
RCV is a simple change to the ballot that empowers voters to rank candidates in order of preference and ensures candidates earn majority support to win. It gives voters greater voice, choice and power and fosters more civil campaigns and a more representative and responsive government.
We need to make sure our legislators understand the urgency of this moment and the importance of making RCV a top priority. Contact your legislators and ask them to prioritize and pass the RCV Local Options bill in the next session!