In 75% of elections, the outcome is determined in the first round of voting—the primary, meaning 75% of elected officials in this country are winning office without having to communicate with voters outside their own party.
All candidates run on one combined ballot, regardless of party affiliation
Ranked-Choice Voting or Approval Voting
Combination of 1 and 2
Top-Four or Final-Five Voting
Top Four or Five Open
We believe many of our problems start with partisan primaries. Nearly half of all veterans identify as political independents and they are prevented from participating in closed primaries.
The Primary Problem
Despite a record turnout in the 2020 general election, only 10% of eligible Americans nationwide cast ballots in primary elections that effectively decided the winners in a supermajority (83%) of Congressional seats.
Ranked-Choice Voting general elections or other alternatives to plurality voting like Approval Voting
Adopting RCV can save jurisdications money and increase civility in campaigns.
What is Ranked-Choice Voting?
Single-choice, winner-take-all voting can sometimes result in the election of a candidate who earned only a small percentage of the vote. Ranked-choice voting is another voting method which allows voters to rank their favorite candidates in order of preference.
Final Five Voting is a powerful combination of a top-five open primary election and ranked choice voting in the general election. We recommend checking out this video to learn more about Final Five Voting
What is Final-Five Voting?
Final-Five Voting is the powerful combination of open primaries and ranked-choice voting in the general election.