What is Ranked Choice Voting? Score Voting? List Voting? And how do these election structures differ from the current winner-take-all, first-past-the-post voting system?
In this presentation hosted by the League of Women Voters of Portland, Sightline senior researcher Kristin Eberhard explores the way we vote and highlights alternative voting systems in Cascadia and beyond. Examples from the recent US election include Benton County, Oregon, and the state of Maine passing Ranked Choice Voting, a voting system that eliminates the spoiler effect, makes campaigns more positive, and elects candidates who earn true majority support.
This past US election displayed the perils of plurality voting. Cascadia can lead the way and spur a national transition to voting systems that engage more people, better reflect the American electorate, and guarantee democratic results. Find out how below:
Want more? Watch Is There a Better Way to Vote? Part 2 and Part 3 where speakers discuss how alternative voting methods better represent minorities and youth, and review Oregon’s attempts at voter reform.