Ranked Choice Boosts Civility

Vote yes on 2 for ranked choice voting to bring civility back into our elections!

With ranked choice voting, voters have the option to rank candidates in order of their preference, first, second, third choice and so on.

After the polls close, ballots are counted in rounds. In the first round, if a candidate garners over 50 percent of all votes, they win and the counting is over.

But if no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, the candidate with the fewest votes is dropped, and those votes count instantly towards the next choice on each voter’s ballot. This runoff process repeats in rounds until one candidate has a majority.

With ranked choice voting, our elected officials must receive over 50 percent of the votes to win! This ensures our elected officials represent the majority of voters.

Another big advantage to ranked choice voting is that it reins in negative campaigning, as candidates will aim to garner the highest ranking from all voters, not just from their main supporters.

Please join me and vote yes on 2 for ranked choice voting.

Mary E. Waygan

Ashumet Road

Mashpee

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