Politics is tearing our nation apart, preventing solutions to our most pressing issues.
Ranked choice voting guarantees that New Mexicans are represented by officeholders elected by a true majority of voters.
Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a proven simple electoral reform that gives you more choice in the voting booth. It ensures fair and efficient elections. In a traditional election, the candidate with the most votes wins, even if they do not receive the majority of the votes.
This means voters often feel disengaged and are left to choose between the “lesser of two evils,” or vote for the candidate they feel has the best chance of winning, rather than supporting their favorite candidates.
RCV puts voters first. It puts more power in the hands of voters, where it belongs. When your favorite candidate doesn’t win, your vote will still count for your second choice or third choice, etc. With RCV, your vote has more impact on the outcome of elections. By giving you the option to rank candidates instead of just picking one, the winner will more accurately reflect the will of voters like you. That’s how democracy is supposed to work.
RCV has been in the United States for decades. There are no barriers to RCV under federal law or the U.S. Constitution and is widely used in strongly Republican, Democratic, and swing states and cities.
You also have the option of ranking just one candidate. You do not need to rank multiple candidates if you do not want to.