Better Ballot North Carolina is a politically, regionally and socially diverse non-partisan non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to educating the NC public about Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). Their mission empowers North Carolinians with knowledge of electoral reforms that bring fairer elections by encouraging greater candidate and voter participation, ensuring office holders win a true majority of voter support, and better reflecting the will of North Carolina’s voters. Founded in July 2020, Better Ballot North Carolina is united in the belief that Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a simple, positive election reform that gives voters more of a voice.
There are problems with elections in NC. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is the best solution! Ranked Choice Voting already is being used in places all around the country (in traditionally left-leaning, right-leaning, and swing states). To bring Ranked Choice Voting to North Carolina, we need to show our legislators that RCV has wide public support.
RCV is better for candidates and parties, too! Ambitious and capable people often refrain from running for office for fear of being a "spoiler" candidate. By requiring a true majority to win, RCV addresses the "spoiler effect," opens the door for more people to aspire to be public servants, and provides voters more choice. When utilized in primary elections, RCV also helps political parties determine which potential nominee has the broadest appeal and greatest chance of winning in the general election.
Better Ballot advocate the adoption of RCV at local, county, and state levels and work to educate North Carolina voters about RCV’s benefits. They invite the support of all citizens, whether they belong to a political party or are unaffiliated. They believe that when voters are able to rank the candidates on the ballot in their order of preference, their voice remains in the race until a true majority winner emerges with more than 50% of the vote. As a result, all voters will be empowered and our democracy will be more effective.
Come hear from some of the staff members at Better Ballot NC and hear how Ranked Choice Voting improves elections. Diane Silver, Vicki Ryder, and John Underwood of Better Ballot and Patrick Newton of the NC Forward Party are just some of the folks you will hear from this evening on the topic of RCV. ALL are welcome!
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505 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27603
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