The League of Women of Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) and the League of Women Voters, Newton (LWVN) support and urge a YES vote on Question 2 Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for primary and general elections for state executive officials, state legislators, federal congressional representatives, and certain county offices.
RCV is a voting method in which voters rank candidates according to their preferences. The LWVN thought it was important for us to provide our members and Newton Voters more information about RCV. In our latest The League Presents…, Marcia Johnson discussed Ranked Choice Voting with Susan Millinger, LWVMA Board of Directors and LWV Amherst Steering Committee member about RCV and covered the following topics:
History and Benefits of RCV:
- The key differences between RCV and Plurality system
- The reasons as to why the League supports this ballot question.
- The mechanics of how this works and what it takes for a candidate to win.
- The challenges and potential drawbacks to RCV.
For more information, please refer to the Secretary of States’ Office.