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

 

198 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 500 signatures

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  • Gwendolyn Carver
  • Donald Blick
  • Jerilyn Bodemar
  • Emma Cunningham
  • Emily Lopez
  • Jonathan Harris
    This voting option is essential for our democracy. Thanks for helping to make it happen!
  • Fabienne Noble
    How can we get open primaries and national popular vote passed, for California’s votes to count come 2020? Also we need to “raise” voting age to 16. Too many bad policy decisions have negative affects on future generations, especially concerning climate, education and public health.
  • Thierry Depeyrot
    Very important change to improve our democracy
  • Susan Pittas
  • Sam Appleton
    These are the kind of reforms we need to try and save this throughly broken republic
  • Linda Steenson
  • Val Sanfilippo
  • Nan Waterman
    Nan Gabriel Waterman
  • Clifford Parsley
    Next; Proportional Representation and Parliamentary System
  • Robert Luna
  • Timothy Black
  • Joseph Murray
  • Danielle Glynn
    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.
  • Vivienne Orgel
  • Linda Selby
  • Melanie Labrecque
  • Christine Pepin
  • Armin Samii
  • Anthony Tran
    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.
  • Monica Antishin
  • Ben Stevenson
  • Steve Pleich
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  • Larry Cafiero
  • Catharine Gunderson
    Excellent description! We need this like yesterday!