Arizona Businesses and Community Organizations Support Ranked Choice Voting
League of Women Voters – Arizona
The League of Women Voters of Arizona believes in the election system principle of greater vote representation. The LWVAZ maintains the hope that election system reform that provides a stronger voice for the greatest number of voters should have a positive effect on voter participation. Therefore, the LWVAZ:
- Supports changing the present election systems so that they more accurately represent the wishes of voters:
- Adopting the Instant Runoff Voting system [also known as RCV] for single seat races;
- Adopting proportional representation for multi-seat races, specifically Ranked Choice Voting.
- Believes that education of the voting public is important to election systems.
- Supports giving Arizona voters the option of more choice among election systems.
“Ranked Choice Voting encourages positive, issue-based campaigns by requiring candidates to appeal to a broad coalition of voters, not just a narrow base of supporters. This simple but powerful reform offers hope for an even more representative and responsive government.” - Matt Furman, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer Best Buy
Current and Former Arizona Political Leaders Support Ranked Choice Voting
Fmr US Senator for AZ
"Instant runoff voting [also known as RCV] will lead to good government because voters will elect leaders who have the support of a majority. Elected leaders will be more likely to listen to all and cities will be able to enjoy big tax savings and keep majority rule."
Fmr Flagstaff City Councilman, Fmr Coconino County Supervisor
"Just as our economy is based on competition and the marketplace of good ideas, so too should our electoral system. Ranked Choice Voting promotes electoral competition and gets us away from the "lesser of two evils" voting mentality. RCV can help our democracy get back to problem solving instead of playing hyper partisan political games"
Dr. Heather Carter
Fmr Republican State Senator
Former Arizona State Senator, Dr. Heather Carter endorses Ranked Choice Voting for use in local, state, and federal elections. Arizona voters deserve more choices in the political process which will ensure outcomes that more accurately reflect the fabric of our great state.
Fmr Democrat State Representative
"Ranked Choice Voting is one of the most important reforms that we can make in our local elections, which could repair the damage to our democracy and even our torn social fabric. Try it! It is the most intuitive and fair way to vote"
Tempe City Councilwoman
Lauren Kuby endorses Ranked Choice Voting because it better reflects the will of the voters and, in local elections, avoids costly run-off elections.
Glendale City Councilman
"Ranked Choice Voting allows you to vote for your favorite candidate without worrying you may be opening the door for your least favorite candidate to win. Winners are determined in one election with no need for runoff elections held many months later at additional expense."
Arizona Community Leaders Support Ranked Choice Voting
"I support RCV because under our current election system, a small group of people on “the left” and on “the right” often choose the candidates for the rest of us. Ranked choice voting along with open primaries will give every eligible voter an equal voice in the election process regardless of party affiliation. Moreover, it will empower elected officials and candidates to put community and country first without fear of political retribution from a select few."
Arizona Political Parties Support Ranked Choice Voting
Green Party of Pima County
The Pima County Green Party endorses Ranked Choice Voting for use in local, state, and federal elections in Arizona, to bring more voices and choices into our political process and ensure outcomes that more accurately reflect the will of the voters.
Communist Party of Phoenix
The Communist Party of Phoenix endorses Ranked Choice Voting for the use in local, state, and federal elections in Arizona; to bring more voices and more choices into our political process, and to ensure outcomes that more accurately reflect the will of voters.
Arizona People’s Party
Arizona People’s Party endorses Ranked Choice Voting for use in local, state, and federal elections in Arizona, to bring more voices and choices into our political process and ensure outcomes that more accurately reflect the will of the voters.