VOTER CHOICE MASSACHUSETTS – PETITION DRIVE
“More Voices, Real Choices”
Sept 11th – Nov 18th
+ The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
+ Common Cause Massachusetts
+ Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities
+ and many more community organizations!
ABOUT THE PROPOSAL
Voter Choice is a grassroots ballot campaign to put power back in voters’ hands through a system of ranked choice voting (aka Instant Runoff Voting, IRV). It allows voters to rank their choices rather than choosing just one candidate – and it automatically reassigns your vote to your 2nd choice if your 1st choice doesn’t win.* This ensures that no one is “throwing away their vote” by voting for the candidate they really believe in – regardless of the polls. It eliminates the problem of “spoilers” taking votes from other candidates, and gives voters the freedom to vote their values. Voter Choice would establish ranked choice voting (IRV) as the voting method for Massachusetts elections for state offices (e.g. Governor), legislative offices, and Congressional offices. The end result would be more voices and real choices in elections, and that would bring missing solutions back into the debate and onto the political agenda.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Join the groundswell to gather 100,000 signatures in the next two months (by Nov. 18!) to get Voter Choice on the ballot for the Nov 2010 election. Please consider getting out NOW with petitions, starting a team, and activating your organizations and networks for this timely reform to revitalize democracy. Only nine weeks left!
Fast-forward to change we can not only believe in – but actually accomplish – for a democratic future and everything that depends on it! GET INVOLVED + Pledge Signatures:
+ Pledge Signatures: www.voterchoiceMA.org/pledge/
+ Attend an Event: www.voterchoiceMA.org/events/
+ Donate: www.voterchoiceMA.org/donate/
*This is the end result of a series of “instant” runoff elections (IRV) that automatically transfer the votes of the last-place finishers in each round of counting to their second- or third- choice candidate.