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Ranked Choice Voting | November 2nd​

Vote Yes on Prop B

Benefits of Ranked Choice Voting

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better representation

Encourages more candidates to run for office without fear of vote-splitting. In our current system, many candidates are pressured to drop out, shamed as “spoilers,” and excluded from public debates. A study of four Bay Area cities with Ranked Choice Voting found women and people of color are running and winning office more often than they are in cities without RCV. Particularly in multi-winner contests, Ranked Choice Voting truly represents all perspectives, each in proportion to its voter support.

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Strengthens democracy

Eliminates the “spoiler effect” to elect a candidate who appeals to a broad base of voters. In our current system, candidates can win election despite being the last choice of most voters. Ranked Choice Voting guarantees the election of majority winners, whose support extends beyond a narrow base. RCV significantly reduces hyper-polarization elements that are destroying effective democracy.

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More choices for voters

Encourages voters to choose their favorite, without settling for the “lesser of two evils.” In our current system, if your favorite candidate is unlikely to win, some urge you to cast a “safe” vote for one of the front-runners to avoid electing the one you like least. Others urge you to stick to your principles and vote for your favorite candidate. Voters shouldn’t be forced to take sides in this lose-lose dilemma. Ranked Choice Voting enables all voters to vote for candidates they support, not just against the ones they oppose.

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issue-focused campaigns

RCV rewards candidates who reach beyond their base to find common ground with more voters. With RCV, candidates are motivated to run positive, issue-focused campaigns and to reach out to all voters, as they do best when they reach out positively to as many voters as possible, including those supporting their opponents.

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promotes coalitions

By allowing voters to rank primary candidates in order of preference, Ranked Choice Voting helps consolidate rather than divide competing party factions. The incentive to positively campaign under RCV means fewer rifts between candidates after a hotly contested primary, and the requirement winners demonstrate a majority of support under RCV will give nominees the mandate they need to rally together.

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up up up

Recent Ranked Choice Voting Elections have shown that with RCV:

Voter Turnout goes UP!

Voter Satisfaction goes UP!

Candidate Diversity goes UP!

Number of Candidates goes UP!

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 Who endorses Proposal B?

Christopher Taylor
Christopher Taylor
Ann Arbor Mayor

"RCV is boosting turnout and bringing more diverse representation to cities across the US. It’s time to bring it to Ann Arbor."

Jason Morgan
Washtenaw County Commissioner
Lisa Disch
Ann Arbor City Council Member
Julie Grand
Ann Arbor City Council Member
Elizabeth Nelson
Ann Arbor City Council Member
Linh Song
Ann Arbor City Council Member
Yousef Rabhi
Yousef Rabhi
Michigan State Representative

"I have supported RCV for a decade and sponsored RCV legislation. RCV will improve our democracy!"

Erica Briggs
Ann Arbor City Council Member
Jen Eyer
Ann Arbor City Council Member
Kathy Griswold
Ann Arbor City Council Member
Travis Radina
Ann Arbor City Council Member

VOTE by Tuesday, November 2nd

Map of ballot drop box locations

Drop off your ballot by 8 PM​

1. Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron St. Always open — Located inside the building, at the north entrance.
2. Larcom City Hall, on Ann Street — Located outside the building by the customer service drop box, on the north side of Ann Street, just east of Fifth Avenue.
3. Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena and Pool, 2150 Jackson Ave. — Parking lot.
4. Ann Arbor Fire Station 5, 1946 Beal Ave. — Outside.
5. Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road — Outside.
6. Ann Arbor Fire Station 6, 1881 Briarwood Circle — Northwest side of building, Eisenhower entrance, outside.

List and map via Ann Arbor Ballot Drop Box Locations.

Where to find in-person voting

See the Michigan Secretary of State’s Voter Information Center.