Use Ranked Choice Voting for Santa Cruz City Council Elections

We, the undersigned, registered, qualified voters of the City of Santa Cruz, California, hereby propose amendments to the City of Santa Cruz Charter to use Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) to determine City Council Elections.

Using RCV, Santa Cruz voters have the freedom to rank candidates in order of preference, which gives more voice and greater choice and produces fairer results.

Draft language for the proposed statute is available here


GOAL: 500 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Ranked Choice Voting is a better voting system and we need to enact it so other cities/states do the same. Let’s be leaders in electoral reform.
  • This will get rid of the bad 2 party system forced upon us who get to not represent us fully. More choices equals more freedom. Search CGP Grey on YouTube and watch his videos about the different types of voting.
  • Excellent description! We need this like yesterday!
  • Ranked choice voting is common sense!