Every month the LWVD Connections team works to bring you timely topics of public interest.
The topic for this month's Connection Meeting will be Ranked Choice Voting:
"Ranked choice voting (sometimes referred to as instant runoff voting) is a method of voting in which instead of voting for a single candidate, the voter ranks candidates on the ballot in order of preference – first, second, third, and so on. If a candidate gets more than half of all first-choice votes, they win just as in any other election." (https://www.rcvfortexas.org)
This is an opportunity to hear from the leaders of the Ranked Choice Voting for Texas organization.
Harriet Wasserstrum from Ranked Choice Voting for Texas will talk about the benefits of ranked choice voting and what RCV for Texas is doing to get Texas to adopt this nonpartisan change in voting logistics. She will highlight why the Dallas areas is of particular importance and Hexel Colorado and Cynthia Becker will talk about the RCV chapter they are starting in the Dallas/Metroplex area and what you can do to get involved.
"Ranked Choice Voting for Texas advocates for the adoption of ranked choice voting, also known as instant runoff voting, for primary and general elections for local, state, and federal elections in Texas. With this voting method, voters have a greater choice and a stronger voice in elections as it is more inclusive, participatory, and representative than our current first-past-the-post electoral system.
Founded in the summer of 2019, we are a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization. We have a 501(c)(3) organization for our voter education efforts and a 501(c)(4) organization for legislative advocacy. We are building a supporter network with hundreds of volunteers and thousands of supporters all across our state.