Better Ballot KC!
Who we are
We are a group of Kansas City voters wanting to bring Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) to Kansas City. RCV (also known as Instant Runoff Voting, or IRV) is a system of voting that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference (i.e. first, second, third, fourth and so on). The voters' preferences are counted until a candidate emerges with a true majority of the vote: over 50%. Voters can rank as many or as few candidates as they wish, but can vote without fear that ranking less-favored candidates will harm the chances of their most preferred candidates. In elections today at almost every level, candidates only have to receive more votes than the other candidates to win - often earning a very small percentage of the actual vote - which ignores the true preferences of most of the voters. See Flyers and FAQ.
We can't change the electoral system without you! Please join our mailing list by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting https://groups.google.com/g/kansas-city-ranked-choice-voting/ , signing in with a Google account, and clicking "Ask to Join Group".
For more information on Ranked Choice Voting, visit our info page and www.fairvote.org.
How to help
Voting for RCV:
Check your voter registration here. If you are not registered to vote, register here.
To find out how the candidates currently running for city council stand, click here. https://www.betterballotkc.org/candidate-stances-on-rcv
Building the Yes Vote
* We need people to leaflet voters coming out of the polls on April 4 and June 20. All day, a half day, an hour, a handful when you go to vote, every bit helps.
* We need to speak with groups, table, and leaflet. If you can invite us to do so or give us leads, that would help.
For details or to volunteer, call Rachel MacNair at 816-753-2057 or email email@example.com.
Discuss the benefits with friends, family, and co-workers!
Ranked Choice Voting is as simple as 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice.
Better than current style of voting (First past the post/winner take all).
Ensures elected officials have support from more than 50% of the voters (a true majority).
Removes the "spoiler effect" of having to choose between the two most popular candidates. Show support for who you really want!
Better media coverage, debates, and polling data for all the candidates instead of just the top two.
Typically better campaigns on what the candidates actually support instead of just why to not vote for the other top candidate.
MIDTOWN - Rachel MacNair
811 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd
NEAR LIBERTY - Larry Bradley
8921 N Glenwood Ave