Melrose for RCV
Let's improve our democracy.
Let's bring ranked choice voting to Melrose, MA.
8,263 Melrosians voted for RCV to be used statewide in 2020.
Current Goal: Let's find 100 Melrosians who support RCV at the municipal level for local elections! (Numbers updated weekly.)
Why use ranked choice voting for Melrose municipal elections?
- Encourage Participation
Encourages more candidates to run.
More engagement from community in elections.
- Increase Representation
More representative of the will of voters.
Better overall electoral outcomes for women, people of color.
- Save Money, Save Time
Saves tens of thousands of $ / mayoral runoff.
Save months of campaigning / mayoral runoff.
What Folks are saying about Ranked Choice Voting Locally...
"ICYMI: The Melrose Democratic City Committee voted to endorse @VoterChoiceMA Ranked Choice Voting!"
Melrose Democratic City Committee
"We need to do everything we can to expand voting enfranchisement and expand access to voting rights and democracy... Ranked choice voting is an important strategy to move us in that direction."
State Senator Jason Lewis
68.3% of Melrose High School student participants (211 votes)...
55.5% of MVMMS student participants (392 votes)...
Voted in favor of Ranked Choice Voting on State Ballot Question 2 in their 2020 mock election.